Nazmul Huda-led NDA wants to join election under elected government | 2018-11-08

Nazmul Huda-led NDA wants to join election under elected government

No doubt about Oikya Front's participation in polls, says Quader

Sun Online Desk

8th November, 2018 02:30:14 printer

Nazmul Huda-led NDA wants to join election under elected government

National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leader Barrister Nazmul Huda on Wednesday said they want to participate in the next general election under the present constitutional framework.


"We told the Prime Minister that we want to take part in the next election when the elected government remains in power as an unelected government has no responsibility and accountability," he said.


Nazul Huda was talking to reporters after the dialogue between the 14-party alliance and 24 political parties held at the Banquet Hall of Ganabhaban.


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the 14-party alliance at the dialogue while Nazmul Huda the NDA.


The former BNP minister said they have enough trust and confidence in the Prime Minister about holding a free and fair election. "We don't see anything where we can't trust her."


Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader said the weeklong dialogue, which ended with the talks with 24 parties, is a milestone in the country's political history.


He said the dialogue will have a positive impact on the forthcoming general election. "Although the door of the Prime Minister is always open for holding any kind of discussion, the dialogue over the next election is over today," he said.


Quader mentioned that most of the parties that participated in the dialogue said they want to maintain the democratic process of the country upholding the constitution.


Responding to a query, he said he is not expressing any doubt about the participation of the Jatiya Oikya Front in the election.


Regarding the postponement of Prime Minister's press conference scheduled to be held on Thursday on the outcomes of the dialogue, the AL leader said as per the desire of the Prime Minister, the press conference will be held in another time. "The Election Commission will announce the election schedule tomorrow (Thursday). So, the Prime Minister wants to hold her press conference on another day," he said.


The AL general secretary said the government will act as the facilitator to the EC after announcement of the election schedule.


The parties that participated in the dialogue are National Democratic Alliance, Bangladesh National Alliance (BNA), Bangladesh Social Development Party (BSDP), Bangladesh Gonotantrik Oikya Front, NAP Bhashani, National People's Party (NPP), Bangladesh National Democratic Front (NDF), Jukta Front, Gano Front, Prgogotishil Jote, Bangladesh Gonotantrik Mukti Andolan (BGMA), Jatiyo Ganotantrik Jote (NDA), Bangladesh Satyabrata Andolan, Oikya NAP, Okyaboddho Nagorik Andolan, Gonotantrik Bam Oikya, Bangladesh Krishak Shramik Party (KSP), Progotishil Gonotantrik Dal (PDP), Bangladesh Muktojoddha Oikya Jote, Bangladesh Gonotantrik Oikya Jote, Trinamool Jatiyatabadi Gonotantrik Andolan, Jatiya Swadhinata Party (JSP), Bangladesh Jatiya Party and Bangladesh Jatiya Hindu Mohajote.