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PM welcomes decision by all parties to join election
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday welcomed the decision of all the political parties, including Jatiya Oikyafront, to participate in the forthcoming national election.
"We want the continuation of democratic trend in the country. We together with all will contest the election. We'll make the arrangements so that people can cast their vote as per their choice," said she.
The Prime Minister said this while speaking at a meeting of Awami League Parliamentary Board held at the party central office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the afternoon, as per a UNB report.
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting.
Sheikh Hasina also said the people of the country will decide which the party will form the government.
"We want the election to be held in a free, fair and neutral manner. In the election, those who'll get the mandate will form the government," added the premier.
She said Awami League will initially field candidates in all the 300 constituencies.
"If Awami League contests the election in alliance, then some seats will be given to candidates of its alliance partners," said Hasina.