Awami League will give a 5-point proposal against Jatiya Oikya Front`s 7-point demands. Awami League second round of dialogue will be held with Oikya Front at 11:30 am tomorrow. In this dialogue, Awami League will offer the alternative proposal. Responsible sources of Awami League said the Prime Minister`s 5-point proposal to bring Jatiya Oikya Front in the election is as follows:
1. With the announcement of the election schedule, the parliament will be inactive. Members of parliament will not get any privileges and state protocol. Awami League believes that the parliament has already become inactive after its last session.
2. In the government, led by the Prime Minister, one-tenth minister will be taken proportionately from the outside parties of the parliament. The Prime Minister will not get any state protocol in election campaign other than her electoral constituency.
3. With the announcement of the election schedule, the government will limit its activities to routine works. No project will be inaugurated or started.
4. The army will be deployed in the electoral areas. However, they will work as a striking force. The army will help the civil administration.
5. The government will consider Begum Khaleda Zia`s request for parole.
In tomorrow’s dialogue, Awami League will make it clear that it will request to the Election Commission to consider Oikya Front’s demand number 6 which asked to appoint domestic and international observers. Awami League has accepted Oikya Front’s demand number 7 in principle. Close sources of Awami League said that they expect Oikya Front will accept the alternative proposal and it will announce its participation in the election. Hinting on the alternative proposal, Awami League leader Tofail Ahmed said, ‘We want Oikya Front to come to the national election. For this, we will compromise respecting the constitution. We believe they will agree.’ He said, ‘If they have nothing else in their mind, I believe their leaders should accept our proposal.’ However, Oikya Front leader ASM Abdur Rab said, ‘We’ve given 7-point demand which we believe is very logical. And if the government gives an alternative proposal and if it helps to ensure free and fair election, we will consider the proposal.’
He said, ‘I don’t believe tomorrow’s dialogue will resolve this issue. There might be more dialogues.’ However, Awami League leader Obaidul Quader said, ‘There’ll no more dialogues after tomorrow.’