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12:00 AM, June 14, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 14, 2012

Polls without consensus to create political conflict

Says Dr Akbar Ali Khan

If the next election is not held with the participation of all political parties, the country's democracy will face tougher political conflicts, said former adviser to a caretaker government Dr Akbar Ali Khan yesterday.
“As the political parties blend the party with the government when they come to power, it hampers the development of democracy,” he also said at a discussion at Jatiya Press Club in the capital.
Prakton Chhatra League Foundation organised the discussion in observance of the historic Six-Point Day and in remembrance of Shaheed Manu Miah.
On June 7, 1966, people of the then East Pakistan observed a general strike in support of Awami League's Six-Point demand of autonomy declared by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Manu Miah was among the 11 martyrs who were killed in police firing during the strike.
Prakton Chhatra League Foundation President Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui said Jatiya Sangsad was not active since the ruling and opposition parties were failing to reach a consensus centring political issues.
He also expressed concern over holding the next election within the parliamentary system.
Former Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders at the programme condemned the recent activities of the AL backed student organisation's current leaders and demanded punishment to those destroying its goodwill.

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