BJP invites AL to observe Lok Sabha polls


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has invited Bangladesh Awami League (AL) to observe the overall preparation and campaign taken for the national elections in India.

A press release signed by Awami League deputy office secretary Sayem Khan confirmed the matter.

According to the press release, Lok Sabha polls are being held in seven phases in different provinces of India. The ruling BJP has invited some foreign political parties to show their overall preparation and campaign in this election.

It has invited the only Awami League from Bangladesh, the press release read.

It is significant that the ruling party of India invited only Awami League among the political parties of Bangladesh, it added.

India, which has the world's largest democracy, has confidence in Bangladesh Awami League as well as Sheikh Hasina's leadership and thus, considers Awami League as one of the most important organisations in South Asia and their true friends.

In the invitation letter sent to Bangladesh Awami League, they have requested to send a representative from Awami League to observe BJP's election preparations and campaign.

In view of this invitation, AL information and research secretary MP Salim Mahmud has been nominated as a representative by Awami League President to visit India.

The five day tour will end on 5 May. During this visit, the Awami League representative will meet senior BJP leaders.