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Oikya Front to skip Ganabhaban dinner

  • Published at 08:49 am November 1st, 2018
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File photo: From left, BNP leaders Abdul Moin Khan and Moudud Ahmed, former adviser to a caretaker government Mainul Hosein, Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, JSD President ASM Abdur Rob, BNP leader Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, and Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury join hands for a photo at a meeting organized by Jatiya Oikya Prokriya at Mahanagar Natya Mancha in Gulistan on October 13, 2018 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The alliance is respecting BNP’s decision to skip dinner while its chief is in jail, says Oikya Front leader

Jatiya Oikya Front leaders are unwilling to attend a dinner at Ganabhaban; one that will follow talks with the 14-party leaders, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, this evening.

“We are going to Ganabhaban for discussions to overcome the country’s crisis, not to have dinner. We have also informed Awami League not to arrange dinner for us,” Oikya Front leader and Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna told UNB.

Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal President ASM Abdur Rob echoed Manna’s statement.

After a meeting with Krishak Sramik Janata League President Kader Siddique, on Wednesday night, Oikya Front chief Dr Kamal Hossain said they want to use the entire time at Ganabhaban to engage in meaningful conversations about a fair and credible election. 

Kamal told the Bangla Tribune: “We want to use our valuable time only for discussions. Taking part in dinner will hamper the talks. That’s why we decided to skip dinner … this decision will not affect the talks.”

However, an Oikya Front leader, declining to be named, said the alliance decided to skip dinner after BNP leaders declined to attend the dinner—while their party chief Khaleda Zia is in jail. 

The alliance leaders are respecting the sentiment of BNP’s leaders, the Oikya Front leader said.

However, Manna and JSD General Secretary Abdul Malek Ratan said they had taken their individual decisions for the sake of effective talks and not for the BNP.

“Why should this [skipping dinner] be the BNP’s decision? It is the Oikya Front’s decision,” Manna said.

The two alliances are set to sit for talks at Ganabhaban, this evening, to reach consensus about holding the next nation election in a fair and credible manner—with the participation of all parties.  

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lead a 22-member 14-party delegation; while Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain will lead the 16-member Oikya Front team in the discussion scheduled for 7pm on Thursday.

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