Abdul Hamid, Speaker of the National Parliament of Bangladesh, has called the two leading political parties of Bangladesh to engage in discussion in the Parliament. He wants all the major political parties to be present in order to stop the culture of boycotting Parliament in the interest of smooth parliamentary democracy in Bangladesh
The Speaker said both the parties – Awami League, the party in power, and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the opposition party – are responsible for setting the bad precedence. They have chosen not to attend parliamentary meetings because of their own political grudges. He said these grudges must be set aside so discussion can follow. For example, the recent India trip taken by Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, is an important topic of discussion.
Abdul Hamid urges BNP to return to the Parliament. Once they return, their demands can be considered and solutions will be reached.