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Workers Party places eight-point proposal for EC formation

Published: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 1:31 PM    |     Modified: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 1:31 PM
 
UNB:  Noting that mutual trust and confidence are very important in democracy, president Abdul Hamid on Tuesday said election should be taken with a sportsman spirit.

The president made the remarks while holding talks with Workers Party, a component of the Awami League-led 14-party alliance, over the formation of a new Election Commission.

Workers Party president and civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon led the party’s 10-member delegation in the discussion held at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban.

The president also said he found similarities in some of the proposals put forward by political parties over the EC formation.

President’s press secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting.

During the 45-minute meeting, Workers Party placed an eight-point proposal over the formation of the search committee and the Election Commission.

Lauding the president’s dialogue initiative, the delegation hoped he will set an example by forming an EC through discussions with the political parties which will be exemplary to the future generation.

Workers Party general secretary Fazle Hossain Badsha read out the party’s proposals at the meeting.

The proposals include inducting two females in the Election Commission and formulating a law to appoint the chief election commissioner and other election commissioners.

Secretaries concerned to the President Office were present.

The President started the formal talks with the political parties about the EC formation with holding discussions with Bangladesh Nationalist Party on December 18. He also held talks with LDP, Krishak Sramik Janata League, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, and Jatiya Party.

The president took the dialogue initiative as the tenure of the current Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad-led EC expires in February next.

 

 
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