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BNF, IOJ place proposals to President for EC formation

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  • Updated on Wednesday, December 29, 2021
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BNF, IOJ place proposals to President for EC formation


DHAKA, Dec 29, 2021 (BSS) –


The Bangladesh Nationalist Front (BNF) today placed a three-point proposal while the Islami Oikya Jote (IOJ) placed four proposals to President M Abdul Hamid on the fifth day of the ongoing dialogue aimed at forming an independent, neutral and acceptable Election Commission (EC).

   A seven-member BNF delegation led by its president SM Abul Kalam Azad and another seven-member delegation of IOJ led by Mulana Abul Hasanat Amini separately held the discussions with the President at the Durbar Hall of Bangabhaban here this afternoon and in the evening respectively. 

   After the dialogue, President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin briefed newsmen. 

   He said, during the dialogue, the BNF leaders proposed the formation of an election-time government led by the incumbent Prime Minister in line with the Article 56 of the Constitution. 

   They proposed to form an EC with the help of a “Search Committee” and they can appoint not more than five people in this committee. They proposed the names of five people in this committee. 

   The BNF leaders thanked the President for initiating discussions with the political parties on the EC formation.

   Meanwhile, the IOJ also placed a four-point proposal to the President during the meeting. 

  The proposals includes: enacting a permanent law for forming the EC, involving the politically non-biased, acceptable, dependable, faithful (imandar) individuals, ensuring impartial role of the country’s Executive during the polls’ period and ensuring neutral role of the EC to hold a fair, free and credible elections. 

  Welcoming the BNF and IOJ leaders at Bangabhaban for the dialogue over the formation of EC, the President sought the valuable opinions of the political parties as important things for the formation of an acceptable Election Commission. 

  The President also asked all concerned not to give priority to financial issues in politics, rather evaluate the greater interest of democracy, the sacrifices of the leaders and workers and the party’s ideology should be evaluated. 

  Country’s democracy should not be limited to polls process only, but should be spread through regular practices, the President added. 

  President Hamid called upon all political parties to take initiative to motivate the people in this regard. 

  The head of the state started holding dialogue with the Jatiya Party, the main opposition in the Jatiya Sangsad, on Dec 20 over formation of the EC.

   Till date, talks with some seven political parties were held, according to Bangabhaban. 

  The dialogue will be held with Gano Forum at 6 pm and Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) at 7 pm on January 2 (Wednesday) and talks with the Ganotantri Party and Bangladesh Communist Party, respectively, will be held at 6 pm and 7 pm on January 3 (Monday). 

   However, no date has been set for talks with other political parties. 

  Secretaries concerned to Bangabhaban were also present in the talks. 

  Earlier, a series of dialogues were held with the participation of political parties ahead of the ninth, tenth and eleventh parliamentary polls. 

   The President has the authority to appoint the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and upto four Election Commissioners.

  In the last few terms, the President formed the Election Commission on the basis of the recommendations of the ‘Search Committee’. 

  The current EC’s five-year term will expire on February 14 next year. 

   The President of the Republic will form a new commission, under which the 12th parliamentary elections will be held.


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