CAIRO, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's main opposition bloc the National Salvation Front (NSF) decided Tuesday to boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections and also not to take part in the national dialogue headed by President Mohamed Morsi.
"We cannot run for parliamentary elections without a fair election law and an unbiased government," Sameh Ashour, leading NSF member and head of Bar Association told reporters in a news conference Tuesday, noting the decision was reached by consensus of NSF members.
"We also decided with consensus not to take part in the so- called national dialogue because the Egyptian people do not accept to join a dialogue with imposed title and agenda that have nothing to do with Egypt," Ashour added, stressing dialogue in this case would be "useless."
Ashour lashed out at Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group and said they "snatched power," adding that the NSF rejected to be "a decoration" for a regime that usurped power without allowing partners in the uprising to give their inputs and visions on the future of Egypt.
"Egypt is greater than any party or faction and a single faction cannot run the country alone," Ashour said.
President Morsi called Monday all political forces for national dialogue on Tuesday to resolve disputable issues between presidency and opposition and to discuss ways to guarantee integrity of the upcoming parliamentary elections slated for April 22.
Egypt is currently undergoing a state of chaos and disorder due to recurrent anti-government protests and civil disobedience in some governorates, which urged Morsi to offer a compromise and invite opposition and other political forces for dialogue in an attempt to contain the ongoing crisis.
Morsi has previously directed similar invitations to opposition to put an end to the current division, yet the NFS also turned them down and preconditioned presidential guarantees including constitutional amendments, formation of a national salvation government, sacking current prosecutor-general and subjecting Morsi's affiliate MB group to the law.