The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday boycotted the
dialogue with Election Commission on political parties' registration as it
found such talks pointless, prompting the commission to send fresh invitation
to the party for the dialogue.
The party conveyed its
decision to the EC through a letter Sunday morning, more than a week after it
had received invitation for the talks.
BNP said it boycotted Sunday's
talks since new electoral laws were framed without consulting the party.
Two of its allies,
Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Oikya Jote, will also stay away from the talks
scheduled for today.
A six-member delegation led by BNP office secretary Ruhul
Kabir Rizvi Ahmed carried the letter to the EC.
The commission in the evening
sent a fresh invitation to BNP secretary general Khandaker Delwar Hossain
clarifying some points raised in Delwar's letter and requesting him to join the