There can be no dialogue with the BNP, unless the current subversive acts stop, said Prime Minister's International Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi.
Rizvi said, "Talks can be held before the next election. However, containing violence is the first priority of the government at this moment."
Rizvi was speaking to journalists after a meeting with the visiting European Union (EU) parliamentary delegation at the Awami League chief's Dhanmondi office on Thursday in the capital.
"If it is necessary to hold discussions with BNP on free, fair and credible elections and on how to strengthen the Election Commission or on other election system, Awami League will do so," said the Adviser.
He said, "But, Awami League will do everything within the constitutional and democratic process."
Meanwhile, the visiting European Union (EU) parliamentary delegation has urged the ruling Awami League (AL) to bring end to the ongoing violence immediately.
During their meeting with the AL leaders the visiting subcommittee on human rights reiterated the European Union's stance against violence and terrorism.
The delegation led by Cristian Dan Preda, vice-chairperson of the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights, did not make any comment on Thursday's meeting.
The delegation met BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam the following day.