Leader of the new opposition coalition Jatiya Oikya Front Kamal Hossain on Sunday asked prime minister Sheikh Hasina to hold dialogue to settle relevant political issues ahead of the next general elections.
The de facto head of the National Unity Front, which includes main opposition BNP, made the overture in a letter sent to Hasina, also the Awami League president.
After launching of the Front on 13 October, its leaders raised a 7-point demand and said they would send a formal letter to the prime minister urging her to sit with the political parties for the sake of resolving the current political stalemate.
The ruling party camp has so far rejected any such dialogue with the opposition although the prime minister in her most recent press briefing said that she would make up her mind once a letter from the Front is sent to her.
Members of the Fronts coordinating committee Jaglul Haidar Afriq and AHM Shafikullah brought two copies of the letter to the political office of the AL president in the citys Dhanmondi area.
“Weve come with two copies of the letter. One is for Awami League president Sheikh Hasina and another for general secretary Obaidul Quader," Jaglul said adding that the letter is about our 7-point demand.”
AL office secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap acknowledged receiving of the letter and said."Theyve conveyed two copies of a letter. I havent opened it as yet.”
He added that the party will disclose the matters and convey the partys decisions after discussing it with the party president.
Top leader of the Front Kamal Hossain signed on the letter that was sent to the prime minister.
Mostafa Mohsin Montu, another leader of the front and also general secretary of Kamal Hossain-led Gano Forum, signed on the other letter sent to the AL general secretary.