Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal has sent a letter inviting BNP to sit in the discussion. The invitation was issued on Thursday (March 23).
This information was confirmed by Election Commissioner Brigadier General (Retd.) Ahsan Habib Khan.
He said that BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir along with other leaders of their party, leaders of like-minded parties, if necessary, have been invited to the Election Commission for discussion and exchange of views. Chief Election Commission has invited them through DO letter.
Meanwhile, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir confirmed the receipt of the letter from the Election Commission.
But he said, a letter has arrived. But the letter was not seen. Let’s see what is in the letter first, then we can talk about it.
In the letter, the Chief Election Commissioner wrote, “On February 27 last year, I and my fellow Election Commissioners assumed responsibility. Realizing the importance of participatory and competitive parliamentary elections, he has been expressing goodwill in this regard since assuming responsibility. But BNP has rejected this commission by expressing no confidence in the current Election Commission.
You have decided not to hold elections without a caretaker government. However, the commission has no comment on such political decisions and strategies. Although rejected by you, the Election Commission thinks that as the largest political party in the country, there can be an informal discussion and exchange of views with the leaders of the BNP, even if not formally.
Habibul Awal also wrote, on behalf of the Election Commission, I am inviting you (Mirza Fakhrul) and other leaders of your party to the Election Commission along with leaders of like-minded parties if needed. If the time is agreed, the date can be negotiated. Awaiting reply.