President holds talk with Jatiya Party on Election Commission formation tomorrow

Sun Online Desk

19th December, 2016 07:16:56 printer

President holds talk with Jatiya Party on Election Commission formation tomorrow

President Abdul Hamid will hold formal talks with Jatiya Party (Ershad) on constituting new Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday.


Jatiya Party, the main opposition in the tenth parliament will discuss with the President about their propositions over the formation of a strong EC.


According to the President's press secretary Joynal Abedin, a 18-member delegation of Jatiya Party led by the party chairman HM Ershad will sit with the at Bangabhaban’s Darbar Hall at 3 pm tomorrow.


The other members of the delegation are Raushon Ershad, GM Quader, Ruhul Amin Howlader, Anisul Islam Mahmud, MA Sattar, Kazi Firoz Rashid, Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu, Syed Abu Hossain Babla, Fakhrul Imam, Mujibul Haque Chunnu, Salma Islam, Delwar Hossain, SM Faisal Chisty, ATU Taj Rahman, Moshiur Rahman Ranga, Tajul Islam Chowdhury and Khaled Akhter.


Earlier on Sunday afternoon, an 11-member delegation of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) held talks with the President regarding this issue.


President Abdul Hamid took the dialogue initiative as the tenure of the current Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad-led EC expires in February next.


The President Office on December 12 sent letters to five political parties in this regard.


The President is also scheduled to hold talks with Liberal Democratic Party and Krishak Sramik Janata League on December 21 at 3 pm and 4:3 pm respectively while with Jatiya Samajtantrik Party (Inu) at 3 pm on December 22.


Meanwhile, the President’s press secretary said the meeting with Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal will be rescheduled following a request from the party as its President Hasanul Haq Inu, also Information Minister, will stay abroad at that time on an official visit.


"The fresh date for discussion with Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal will be fixed soon," Joynal added.