Obaidul Quader says alliance leaders make excuses to derail election
His comments expose the deep division between the opposition alliance and the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The prime minister led an 11-mmeber delegation of the ruling Awami League to the dialogue. Besides, Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon and JSD President Hasanul Haq Inu were also present at the dialogue with the prime minister. On Nov 4, the Oikya Front wrote to the prime minister for the second round of talks on a limited scale over its demands. Soon after its formation, the opposition alliance put forward demands including the release of Khaleda Zia, election under a neutral government dissolving the parliament and reforms to the Election Commission.