He made this remark while talking to reporters after opening the selling of nomination forms to the candidates for reserved seats at the party's Dhanmondi Office.
Referring to over two-third majority of the grand alliance in the ninth parliament, he said, "We will amend the constitution in time so that women candidates can come to next parliament by direct election instead of reserved seats."
Syed Ashraful said, a number of women MPs of the AL-lead grand alliance Mohajote
have come to the present parliament through direct election. "We want that more women MPs will come to parliament by direct election," he added.
He said, the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made women in-charge of important ministries including home and foreign affairs for the first time in the history of Bangladesh.
Besides this Sheikh Hasina has been elected as leader of the house, he said adding the party has also elected a woman as deputy leader of the house.