Five advisers of the Caretaker Government yesterday held parleys with the leaders of BNP, Awami League and its allies to ensure the participation of all parties in the forthcoming parliamentary elections. Insiders said the government side proposed deferment of the polling date from December 18 to a convenient date within the same. Leaders of the Awami League were yet to come to a conclusion on the proposal when we went to the press last night.
. AL, JP become allies Awami League and Jatiya Party (Ershad) yesterday decided to take part in the December 18 Jatiya Sangsad election and form government together. The decision was made at a more than hour-long meeting between Awami League stalwarts led by party president Sheikh Hasina and the JP leaders led by its chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad at Sudha Sadan residence of Sheikh Hasina at Dhanmondi in the city.
. â€œAccept BNPâ€™s 4 demands by today, ensure its participation in pollâ€Â Khaledaâ€™s 48 hours ultimatum expires tonight
BNP Secretary General Khandaker Delwar Hossain on Tuesday said if the government accepts BNP’s four-point demand by today (Wednesday), BNP will participate in the parliamentary election.
AL discards fly off the handle
Awami League’s nomination of candidates in the upcoming parliamentary polls kicked up an uproar among grassroots leaders, activists and supporters in some constituencies,
4-tier security for polling stations
The Dhaka Metropolitan Police will put in place a four-tier security bulwark around the polling stations in the city on the Election Day to ensure free and fair parliamentary elections.
Deprived candidates protest decision
Awami League leaders who have failed to get the party nomination for the ensuing parliamentary election started agitation programmes in their respective constituencies across the country.
Registration of parties not yet completed
The Election Commission failed to complete the process of registration of political parties even a day after it had officially wrapped up the process on Monday.