Awami League (AL) today invited BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to its 20th national council scheduled to be held at Suhrawardy Udyan here on October 22-23.
AL Deputy Office Secretary Mrinal Kanti Datta told the journalists that a five-member AL delegation led by him went to the BNP's Nayapaltan central office at about 11 am and handed over two separate invitation cards to the BNP secretary general.
Mirza Fakhrul cordially received them and exchanged greetings with them, he said, expecting that the BNP leaders would join the AL national council.
AL earlier sent invitation letters to all democratic parties of the country except Jamaat-e-Islami for committing crimes against humanity in the Liberation War in 1971, he added.
Meanwhile, Fakhrul Islam, in a press briefing today, said BNP will decide over attending the Awami League's council after a meeting in the party forum.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)