Both the factions of BNP had separate meetings with the Chief Election Commission regarding the formal dialogue with Election Commission.
CEC told reporters after these meetings that he had asked both the factions to sit united on election reforms. BNP’s pro-Khaleda group demanded the release of its detained leader and the former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and the withdrawl of emergency immediately.
Meanwhile government side has formally invited Khaleda faction of BNP for a pre dialogue meeting with some advisers. Awami league and some other political parties had in the meantime participated in these pre dialogue meetings.