Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud said BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia has made it clear that her party would take part in the next general election under incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
"I would like give thanks to Begum Zia as she has sought vote for her party for the next general election. And it is clear that her party will take part in the next national election under the present government," he said at a discussion meeting held at Jatiya Press Club auditorium on Friday.
Bangladesh Swadhinata Parishad (BSP) organised the meeting to mark the day of AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's release from jail with AL leader and BSP advisor Hasibur Rahman Manik in the chair.
Food Minister Advocate Kamrul Islam Chowdhury addressed the meeting as the key speaker while World University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Abdul Mannan Chowdhury, Sammilito Sangskritik Jote leaders Golam Kuddus and Kazi Rosy and Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote General Secretary Arun Sarker Rana, among others, addressed it.
Kamrul Islam said, "We believe that the BNP will take part in next general election...We don't want to play in empty field."