Continuation of democratic trend behind dialogue: Quader

Obaidul Quader talks on dialogue with political parties
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader. Star file photo

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader today said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sent the letter to Dr Kamal Hossain inviting dialogue with an interest of continuation of the democratic trend.

The dialogue will be held with the Awami League, not with the government, said Obaidul, also the Road Transport and Bridges minister.

"Awami League will finalise the list who will attend the dialogue after getting the list from Jatiya Oikyafront," said Quader while talking to reporters at the Secretariat.

Earlier in the morning, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina invited Jatiya Oikyafront to join the dialogue with her party at 7:00pm on Thursday at Gono Bhaban.

Responding to a question, the Bridges Minister said the dialogue is not being arranged over any pressure.

"We welcome them as they want to discuss their seven-point demand and 11 goals with us," said Quader.

The Election Commission will decide about accepting their demands and the court will decide on some other issues, he added.

"There is no chance of any non-registered party to participate in the dialogue. We are not sitting with the BNP, but with Oikyafront and expecting all the problems will be solved on the dialogue table," said the minister.

As they mentioned their seven-point demand and 11 goals in the letter, so there is no chance of denying their demands, said Quader adding "The discussion will be held on the table."

"This newly formed cabinet will be the election-time government and the election will be held under the election commission, not under the government," he said.

There is a possibility that the size of newly formed government will same as the present one, he said adding, "New faces may be added or not."


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