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Khaleda calls 20-Party meet Tuesday night


BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to hold a meeting of the 20-party alliance on Tuesday night to discuss the latest development in the political arena, strategies and next course of action, according to alliance sources.
The former premier convened the meeting about seven and half a months after the last meet and ahead of her London visit.
Terming the meeting important one, the 20-party alliance leaders hoped that the alliance leader may hear them and give new directives to consolidate and strengthen the coalition.Khaleda Zia is likely to leave for London for treatment of her eye problem sometime this week.
Shamsuddin Didar, an official of BNP chairperson’s media wing, told The Independent that the meeting of alliance would take place at chairperson’s Gulshan office at 8:00pm on Wednesday.
This will be the first meeting of BNP-led 20-party alliance since it started three-month long anti-government movement since January 6 this year with countrywide blockade which was called off unofficially after her return to her Gulshan residence from her political office.
BNP sources said, the party chief conveyed the meeting with top leaders of the 20-party alliance to hear them and give necessary directives to consolidate the alliance.
Referring to the previous meeting of Khaleda with senor party leaders, a BNP leader said she may discuss suggestions and recommendations of the party and alliance leaders during her meeting with her elder son Tarique Rahman, who has been residing in London since 2008.
The meeting and the visit of BNP chief comes at a time when the party has no major programme rather party leaders accused the ruling Awami League of hatching conspiracy to split the party.
Maulana Abdul Latif Nezami, chairman of Islami Oikya Jote, said he yesterday received the invitation of the meeting of top alliance leaders.
He observed the alliance chief is likely to give directives to gear up and consolidate the alliance furthermore.
Golam Mostafa Bhuiyan, general secretary of Bangladesh NAP, termed the meeting important one since the meeting is going to be held after a recess of long-time.
The meeting proved that the 20-party alliance is very much exists and it would remain intake in future and there is no possibility to be split, he added. – Staff Reoirter


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