Jamaat-e-Islami, coalition member of the ruling government of Bangladesh strongly opposed the possible inclusion of Jatiya Party (JP-Ershad) in the ruling coalition at a closed-door meeting with Prime Minister Khaleda Zia.
The National Standing Committee, the highest policymaking body of the ruling BNP, held a meeting on Tuesday and it was decided at that meeting that the issue of including Jatiya Party in the coalition will be discussed with the coalition members.
A top delegation of Jamaat led by its Ameer and Industries Minister Motiur Rahman Nizami talked with the PM for about two hours.
The Jamaat delegation included party Secretary General and Social Welfare Minister Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid, Abdus Sobhan MP, Delwar Hossain Saidee MP, Mohammad Qamaruzzaman, Abdul Quader Molla, ATM Azharul Islam and Barrister Abdur Razzaque.
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