The Awami League-led 14-party alliance and eight Islamic parties sat for a dialogue over the 11th national elections at Prime Minister’s official Ganabhaban residence here this afternoon.
“The talks kicked off around 2.45 pm,” an official familiar with Ganabhaban said.
The eight Islamic parties are Islami Oikya Jote (IOJ), Bangladesh Muslim League, Bangladesh Jalali Party, Ashekine Awalia Oikya Parishad Bangladesh, Zaker Party, Bangladesh Jatiya Islami Jote (BNIA), Bangladesh Sammilito Islami Jote and Islamic Democratic Alliance.
Meanwhile, the leaders of Left Democratic Alliance (LDA), which was formed with eight leftist parties, will join talks with the 14-party alliance at 7pm today.
The eight leftist parties are Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (Basod), Ganasanghati Andolan, Bangladesher Biplobi Workers Party, Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (Marxist), Bangladesh United Communist League, Ganatantrik Biplobi Party and Samajtantrik Andolan.
Earlier, Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front (JOF) sat in the dialogue with the Prime Minister on November 1, while Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury-led Jukta Front on November 2, leaders of 14-party on November 4, and HM Ershad-led United National Alliance (UNA) on November 5.
But Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front will sit in talks again with the 14-party alliance at 11 am at Ganabhaban Wednesday.-BSS