The ruling BNP and the opposition Awami League have plunged into hectic efforts to lay the groundwork for the much-talked-about secretary-general-level talks between the two main parties on electoral reforms expected to begin at the state guesthouse Padma on Tuesday.
Bhuiyan, also the LGRD and cooperatives minister, on Sunday evening held an intra-party consultation. The BNP would also hold a separate consultation with its allies on Monday afternoon apparently to appease Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, a major partner in the ruling coalition.
Abdul Jalil, the General Secretary of Awami said that the talks would be held in the light of the reform proposals and hoped that the two parties would be able to find out the ways to ensure a free and fair election.
Jalil had also consulted a number of senior party colleagues and legal experts.