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JP to be AL ally if all parties join polls
Jatiya Party co-chairman GM Quader on Monday said that his party would join the next general elections under the banner of grand alliance led by ruling Awami League if all parties join.
Emerging from a dialogue between Awami League led 14-party alliance and Jatiya Party at Ganabhaban, the official residence of the prime minister Sheikh Hasina, Quader also said that Jatiya Party would contest in all 300 parliamentary constituencies if Bangladesh Nationalist Party did not join the polls.
Hasina led the AL and 14-party delegation and Jatiya Party president HM Ershad led Jatiya Party-led Sammilito Jatiya Jote 33-member delegation in the dialogue.
Meanwhile, in a separate briefing, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader said that the leaders of Jatiya Party favoured that the next general elections would be held as per constitution.
Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha reported that in her introductory speech at the dialogue Hasina said the country’s ongoing development trend would continue through a meaningful general election.
‘There’ll be the continuation of the development trend through a meaningful election,’ the state news agency quoted Hasina as saying.
According to schedule, the Left Democratic Alliance will join a dialogue with the prime minister and Awami League president Hasina today at Ganabhabanat 7:30pm.
On November 1, Awami League president Hasina-led 14-party in dialogue with major opposition alliance Jatiya Oikya Front, led Dr Kamal Hossain.
The upcoming general election is due by January 28, 2019.