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POST TIME: 11 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Hasina to hold talks with parties having representation in JS
AL nomination in next polls on basis of organisational performance, she says
Special Correspondent

Hasina to hold talks with parties having representation in JS

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Awami League (AL) nominations for party candidates for the upcoming national election will be finalized on the basis of organisational performance and acceptability of the respective contenders among the voters. The prime minister made the remark while talking to her colleagues at an unofficial discussion during the cabinet meeting yesterday. “This is so as win of a candidate depends 30 to 40 per cent on the party symbol and the rest depends on the personal image of the respective candidates,” Hasina was quoted as saying by a minister, who preferred anonymity.

“Candidates with good image will be given party nomination for contesting the upcoming national polls and in this effect, we have conducted surveys at all constituencies,” the minister further quoted the premier. The minister also told this correspondent that the prime minister will sit with all the political parties, which have representation in parliament.

She has already sat in a discussion with Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad. She also held a talk with opposition leader in parliament Raushan Ershad yesterday.