Bangladesh will have an ‘all-party’ cabinet when the country’s President Mr. Abdul Hamid administers oath to the new ministers on Monday.

The cabinet will be formed to oversee the next parliamentary polls — due by January 24 next year — and amidst volatile political situation when the opposition parties, led by BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami, seem determined on compelling the government to accept their proposal for a neutral caretaker government.

The cabinet is likely to include some existing members. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met President Abdul Hamid on Sunday evening and was expected to have submitted the resignation letters of Ministers, who would not be included  in the interim government.  

The poll-time ‘all-party’ cabinet is being formed in line with a proposal by Ms. Hasina.