Awami League (AL) presidium member Mohammed Nasim yesterday said BNP would perhaps join the next general elections and not make the earlier mistake of boycotting the polls.
“Seeing their body language after Thursday's four-hour dialogue, it seems perhaps this time BNP would not make the same mistake and join the election instead,” he said.
He was speaking as chief guest at a discussion at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University auditorium, marking “National Volunteer Blood Donation and Posthumous Eye Donation Day”.
Urging BNP leaders to participate in the election, Nasim, also the health and family welfare minister, said, “Last time you gave us a walkover, for this, you suffered a lot… if any party does not join polls we would win automatically.”
“It would be a great mistake if you [BNP] give us a walkover this time,” he said.
The senior AL leader said, “Oikyafront placed their seven-point demand including the release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, but we want to request them not to go beyond the constitution.”