14-party, 24 parties dialogue begins

Publish: 2:21 PM, November 7, 2018 | Update: 2:21:PM, November 7, 2018

DHAKA  – A dialogue between the 14-party alliance and 24 political parties began at Ganobhaban here this evening.

The dialogue, over the upcoming national election, between the 14-party and the 24 parties kicked off around 7:30 pm at the Banquet Hall of the Ganobhaban, an official familiar with Ganobhaban said.

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina is leading a 23-member delegation of the 14-party alliance at the dialogue.

The parties are the National Democratic Alliance, Bangladesh National Alliance (BNA), Bangladesh Social Development Party (BSDP), Bangladesh Gonotantrik Oikya Front, NAP Bhashani, National Peoples Party (NPP), Bangladesh National Democratic Front (NDF), Jukta Front, Gano Front, Prgogotishil Jote, Bangladesh Gonotantrik Mukti Andolan (BGMA), Jatiyo Ganotantrik Jote (NDA), Bangladesh Satyabrata Andolan, Oikya NAP, Okyaboddho Nagorik Andolan, Gonotantrik Bam Oikya, Bangladesh Krishak Shramik Party (KSP), Progotishil Gonotantrik Dal (PDP), Bangladesh Muktojoddha Oikya Jote, Bangladesh Gonotantrik Oikya Jotr, Trinamool Jatiyatabadi Gonotantrik Andolan, Jatiya Swadhinata Party (JSP), Bangladesh Jatiya Party and Bangladesh Jatiya Hindu Mohajote.

The much-anticipated dialogue began on November 1 with the talks between the 14-party alliance and Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front (JOF).

The second round of the talks between the 14-party and the JOF was held at Ganobhaban this morning.

Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury-led Jukta Front sat for the dialogue on November 2, the leaders of 14-party on November 4, and HM Ershad-led United National Alliance (UNA) on November 5.

The 14-party alliance held talks with 12 prominent Islamic parties and the Left Democratic Alliance (LDA), a component of eight leftist parties, on November 6.

While briefing reporters at Ganobhaban on November 6, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said that their party will not hold any dialogue after November 7.