CPB-BSD move to broker deal

CPB-BSD move to broker deal


Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) are going to sit with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia separately in a bid to find out a solution to the political impasse over election time government.

As part of the effort, a delegation led by CPB President Mujahidul Islam Selim and BSD General Secretary Khalequzzaman will participate in a dialogue with Prime Minister and President of the ruling Awami League Sheikh Hasina at Ganobabhan at 7:30pm on Tuesday.

The CPB and the Basad leaders will meet with Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office on Wednesday evening.

Mujahidul Islam Selim said they communicated with the Prime Minister through AL presidium member and coordinator of 14-party grand alliance Mohammad Nasim to sit with her.

The Prime Minister called me over phone on Sunday noon and invited for a dialogue on Tuesday. She gave us time at 7:30pm on the day at Ganbhaban,” he said.

Selim said they have already held meetings with leaders of Gano Forum and Left Front and discussed as how to ensure participation of all political parties in the forthcoming elections.

“We have taken the initiative to exchange views with both ruling and opposition parties and reach an understanding on formation of the poll-time government,” he added.

BSD General Secretary Khalequzzaman also confirmed that Prime Minister invited them for talks.

“The Prime Minister invited us for a dialogue on October 29. She made a telephone call to me,” he said.

Replying to a question, Khalequzzaman said during the talks they would convey their opinion to the major political parties over the poll-time government.

“The two major parties will be held responsible if any crisis is developed over formation of poll-time government and participation of all political parties in the election,” he added.

Meanwhile, CPB and BSD will jointly hold a public meeting at Suhrawardy Udayan in the city at 3:00pm on November 8, says a press release.

Prior to the rally, the two parties will carry out a countrywide mass contact programme from November 3 to 7 with a call for resolving the ongoing political stalemate.

They will also drum up support for expediting the trail of war criminals and for immediate execution of the ICT verdicts.

At the programmes, CPB and Basad will also demand a ban on Jamaat politics, cancellation of Rampal power plant, fixing minimum wages for garment workers at Tk 8,000 and an alliance other than the two led by ruling Awami League and opposition BNP.

CPB and BSD central leaders in four teams will tour 40 districts and take part in public meetings, wayside rallies and mass contact programmes, reads the release signed by Chandan Siddhanta of the CPB.


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