Jukta Front leaders met Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader and other senior leaders at AL president Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi office in Dhaka on Tuesday to discuss ways to forge an alliance ahead of forthcoming national elections.
Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, organising secretary Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, cultural affairs secretary Ashim Kumar Ukil and several other central leaders represented the Awami League at the meeting, while Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh secretary general Abdul Mannan and joint secretary general Mahi B Chowdhury represented the Jukta Front.
Leaders of Bikalpa Dhara, the main partner of Jukta Front, arrived at Dhanmondi in the afternoon and held a closed door meeting with the AL team.
Emerging from the meeting Bakalpa Dhara spokesman Mahi B Chowdhury told reporters that they had initial talks with AL general secretary Obaidul Quader on the issue of joining the AL-led alliance.
The issue of joining the alliance would be finalised after holding furthers talks with the AL leaders, Mahi said.
Obaidul Quader, at a press briefing after the first meeting of the party’s parliamentary nomination board in its central office on November 11, said some political parties were interested to forge an alliance with the Awami League.
Jukta Front led by Bakalpa Dhara president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury may join our alliance, Quader hinted.
The Awami League was yet to settle seat sharing issue with Jatiya Party led by HM Ershad, as JP had already claimed at least 80 seats in 300-seat parliamentary elections.
Moreover, it did not resolve the issue of seat sharing with the partners of the Awami League-led alliance who were claiming more than 50 seats.
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