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BNP set dialogue with EC on Sunday

Bdtodays Desk: Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the secretary general of BNP said on Friday that they will place a set of proposals before the Election Commission (EC) during the dialogue with it on Sunday for holding a credible general election.

“We will adjoin the dialogue with the Election Commission with a big team and place our written proposals in it. It’ll be very magnificent, and I think it’ll remain as a milestone,” the secretary general said.

He said they will clearly propose dissolving parliament before the election and deploying army during the polls.

“We will also propose what necessary actions the administration needs to take after the announcement of the election schedule. We’ll also propose amending the RPO and introducing new rules for taking votes and holding the polls, and appointing observers.”

Else, Tariqul said the country’s people and all political parties eagerly want to see a fare election. “Even, CPB said on Thursday that parliament must be melted before the elections. He said their party wants a free, fair and neutral election so that people can practice their right to franchise freely.

The veteran BNP leader criticised the government and said, “We’ve already said there is no scope for holding a fair election if it is held under the current government, especially under the current head of the government. We’ve also doubt whether a fair election is possible the way the government amended the constitution,” he said.

Fakhrul said they will not present their framework on an election-time supportive government in the dialogue. “We’ll give them an idea about it. We’ll also say a fair election won’t be possible without it. We’ll unveil our framework later.”

The Election Commission on August 24 last started dialogue with 40 registered political parties to receive their opinions over the EC’s preparation for the next national election likely to be held in December 2018. So far, the Commission has held dialogues with 32 parties.

The EC will also hold talks with Awami League on October 18.

Bdtodays/ M, H/ 13 October, 2017

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