The sentiments prevailing in the two major political parties, Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party, suggest that the military-controlled interim government should make a policy decision on the release of the top two leaders – Shaikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia – to make its planned dialogue successful.
The Awami League on Sunday said the release of its chief Sheikh Hasina would top the agenda of the party in the proposed dialogue with the government.
The BNP seemed more assertive as it said the government must release its chairperson Khaleda Zia before the dialogue.
The government, however, is yet to detail its plan for the dialogue.
The chief adviser, Fakhruddin Ahmed, in an address to the nation on Saturday announced that his government would soon open dialogue with political parties for transition to democracy by holding free, fair and neutral elections.
The council of advisers on Thursday decided to hold dialogue with the political parties over the election issues.