With the ruling Awami League not inclined to open talks with the BNP over the next national election, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda considers the party’s participation to be important for an all-inclusive polls.
“BNP is a major political party; how is it going to be all-inclusive without them? That will not be the case without BNP,” he told the media.
Huda’s remarks came on Friday after the Awami League collected its nomination paper for the presidential election.
The ruling party has chosen to float incumbent Md Abdul Hamid as its candidate.
An optimistic Huda said, “We still hope that all political parties, including the BNP, will take part in the parliamentary election.”
BNP leaders have been claiming that the Awami League wants to keep them out of the polls, reports bdnews24.
The Awami League, however, says as a political party, it’s the BNP duty to take part in the elections and that they are not responsible for persuading them.