Senior Correspondent: Mentioning that Jatiya Oikyafront wants a peaceful solution to the political crisis, the key leader of the newly floated alliance and Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain said, “The ball is now in the court of the government.”
The veteran jurist told reporters at a press briefing at his Bailey Road residence in the capital after holding second round of dialogue with the ruling 14-party alliance at Gono Bhaban on Wednesday.
Before the press briefing, the top leaders of the alliance sat for a meeting at the residence of Dr Kamal Hossain.
“Jatiya Oikyafront will continue its movement and hold road march programme towards Rajshahi tomorrow as per its previous schedule,” said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, also one of the key leaders of the newly formed alliance.
Replying to a query, Dr Kamal said, “We have placed our demands. We always want a peaceful solution to this crisis. But we think the ball is now in the court of the government.”
Earlier, an 11-member delegation of Oikyafront took part in the three-hour long second round of discussion with Awami League-led 14-party alliance that began at 11:00am at the official residence of the prime minister.
Apart from Kamal and Fakhrul, other delegation members -- ASM Abdur Rob, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Mostafa Mahsin Mantu, Subrata Chowdhury, Mahmudur Rahman Manna, SM Akram, Abdul Malek Ratan and Sultan Mohammad Mansur Ahmed -- participated in the discussion.
On the other hand, Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led a 12-member delegation of the 14-party ruling alliance at the talks.
Her delegation included Obaidul Quader, Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Mohammad Nasim, Rashed Khan Menon, Hasanul Haq Inu, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Advocate Anisul Huq, Dr Dipu Moni, Advocate SM Rezaul Karim and Abdus Sobhan Golap.
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