Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which now seems to be divided into two factions, await an invitation from the Election Commission for discussions on electoral and political reforms. It is expected that the meeting would be held in the second week of the next month.
Both factions of BNP want it to be invited for this official dialogue with EC. Recently some newspapers in Dhaka quoted Dr Shamsul Huda, the Chief Election Commissioner as saying that the EC would invite the group in which Khandakar Delwar Hossain as the Secretary General.
The EC has, however, officially denied having said so and the Chief Election Commissioner added that no official decisions have been taken on this issue. He said that after reviewing the Constitution of BNP, the commission would invite only that group which constitutionally deserves to.
The Chief Election Commissioner Dr A T M Shamsul Huda said that the Election Commission would not like to be involved in any debate. Khanadakar Delwar Hossain claims to have the legal right to join the dialogue.
In the meantime, the other main party in Bangladesh , Awami League has already received the invitation from the election commission. The dialogue is scheduled to take place on November 4. The working Committee of the party will meet next Monday to decide the agenda for discussions with the Election Commission.