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Welcoming both parties separately at Bangabhaban, Abdul Hamid said the aim of the talks was to seek the views of political parties on forming an acceptable election commission.

During the discussion, the delegation of the political parties made several proposals including the formulation of a law to form a neutral and strong election commission.

He said the politicians need to do something what could be followed by the new generation to develop themselves.

During the discussion, the delegation of the Bikalpa Dhara made several proposals including the formulation of a law to form a neutral and strong election commission.

They hoped that the ongoing dialogue between the president and the political parties will play a positive role in forming an acceptable election commission.

Later , a seven member delegation led by major (retd.) Abdul Mannan, secretary general of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh, also took part in the discussion held at the same venue of Bangabhaban.

They made three-point recommendations for the formation of the election commission, including the enactment of a law.

They also proposed to form a search committee consisting of prominent citizens.

They said that the names of the chief election commissioner and the names of the commissioners should be proposed by the registered political parties from where the search committee will propose the names of the chief election commissioner and the election commissioners to the president.

Secretary to the president Sampad Barua, military secretary major general SM Salah Uddin Islam, press secretary to the president Joynal Abedin and secretary (attached) Wahidul Islam Khan were present on the occasion.

President Hamid opened the talks with the Jatiya Party, the main opposition party in the Jatiya Sangsad, on 20 December while he held talks with eight political parties to date.

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