The BNP started selling nomination forms from six
divisional cities of the country on Tuesday. In Dhaka, the nomination forms
were sold from party's central office at Naya Paltan.
But while talking to the media BNP secretary General
Khondker Delwar Hosain said that the selling of the forms did not mean that the
party had finalised its decision regarding the participation in the election.
"The government should lift the state of the emergency and to suspend the
section 91 (e) of the RPO as demanded by the four-party alliance," he
It is learnt that the party started selling forms for 263
Constituencies keeping 37 seats reserved for the partners of the BNP led four
party alliance. Nearly 1800 nomination forms were sold on Tuesday
League will select an Additional Deputy Speaker from the opposition if the
party goes to power, Sheikh Hasina was quoted by her aide to have said on
step will be among others that the party will undertake to make parliament more
effective, special aide Hasan Mahmud quoted the AL president as having said.
"Since there's a provision for engaging more than one deputy speaker in
the national parliament, the treasury will seek another name from the
opposition for the purpose," Sheikh Hasina told the visiting UN delegation
headed by Francese Vendrell at her Sudha Sadan residence.
The Awami League president said her party would take part in the Jatiya Sangsad
(JS) election slated for December 29 even if BNP did not participate in the
high-level United Nations delegation called on her on her on the day. The
delegation came to Bangladesh to supervise the pre-election scenario in the
Sheikh Hasina said her party is fully prepared for the long-overdue polls,
being held against the backdrop of turmoil in the country's political arena
following the crisis over the stalled general election of January 22 last year.
Briefing reporters on Sheikh Hasina's talks with the UN delegation, the party
chief's special aide and Awami League's environment affairs secretary Dr Hasan
Mahmud said the UN team pointed out to the party president that till even
yesterday (Monday), BNP did not make it fully clear if it was going to the