Hasina-led AL in talks with president over EC
04:36 PM, January 11, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:45 PM, January 11, 2017

AL too vouches for law on EC formation

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Ruling Awami League today vouched for formation of a law on Election Commission during their talks with President Abdul Hamid over reformation of the polls-governing body.

Awami League president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed the proposal before President Hamid during the discussion, reads a press release issued from Bangabhaban.

The party also proposed introduction of e-voting in the next general election along with the existing rules and regulations for holding a free, fair and neutral election and ensuring the voting rights of the people.

Earlier this evening, after nearly two hours of meeting, AL leaders Obaidul Quader and Suranjit Sengupta told reporters “the meeting with president was effective”.

“The president will take necessary steps on reforming the EC in due time using his constitutional power,” Suranjit Sengupta told reporters in response to an impromptu query.

A 19-member AL delegation, led by the party’s chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, entered Bangabhaban around 4:00pm and came out around 5:40pm.

Abdul Hamid held talks with 23 political parties, including the AL, on formation of the new EC beginning on December 18 last year with holding discussions with BNP.

Tenure of the incumbent Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad-led EC will be expired in February.

 

The Daily Star

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