AL to talk reforms with allies

Tasneem Khalil

Tasneem Khalil

[Dhaka Correspondent] Awami League will start formal meetings with the components of the AL-led combine from Saturday to mobilize them and persuade them to submit identical proposals for electoral reforms in their dialogs with the Election Commission. On the first day of its series of discussions with allies, AL will sit with Worker’s Party Saturday at the Gulshan residence of AL’s acting president, Zillur Rahman, in the morning.

The meeting with the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Inu) will be held Monday and the schedule for the meetings with other components of the combine will be announced later. AL presidium member Tofail Ahmed, who will mediate with the components, Friday said that he was optimistic about convincing AL allies to prepare a similar set of proposals for electoral reforms.

“The proposals will be prepared on the basis of the 31-point electoral reform demanded by the AL-led alliance earlier,” he said, adding that the AL would also talk with the other progressive and pro-liberation forces like the Communist Party of Bangladesh before the beginning of dialogs with the EC.

Workers Party will send a seven-member delegation, led by its president, Rashed Khan Menon, to participate in the meeting, party sources said. Other members of the delegation will be WP’s general secretary Bimal Biswas, Haider Akbar Khan Rano, Nurul Hasan, Fazle Hossain Badsha, Anisur Rahman Mallik and Quamrul Ahsan.

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