Hasina invites Khaleda to talks

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a meeting at the Gono Bhaban in the capital on Thursday.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday invited BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to sit for a dialogue to resolve the current political impasse of the country.

“Let’s sit. Wherever you want to sit for dialogue, we are willing to comply. But the parliament is the best place for holding talks,” the premier said while holding meeting with the grass root level leaders of Jhalakati district unit of Awami League at the Gono Bhaban in the capital.

The PM also urged the BNP to join parliament.

Hasina also thanked Khaleda for withdrawing today’s (May 2) hartal to facilitate the rescue operation in the Savar site.

She however criticised the opposition leader for bringing the false allegations of concealing dead bodies from the collapsed site.

“The government is doing its best to continue the rescue operation smoothly,” she said.

The PM also ruled out the possibility of restoring the caretaker government system, which is the main demand of the BNP, saying next general elections would be held following models of other democratic countries.

Source: The Daily Star

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