Though he claimed that the 11th national election was held successfully, Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon yesterday put emphasis on reviving the “dignity” of elections.
“All will have to be alert so that the success which the 14-party alliance achieved under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina to ensure a neutral election and people's voting rights is not lost. The election will have to be brought back to its due dignity,” he told parliament.
Menon, former social welfare minister, made the remarks joining the general discussion on thanksgiving motion on the president's speech in the House. “The last parliamentary election was held in a successful manner, but the experiences of that election are not good in all cases,” he said.
About the upazila elections, Menon said, “A negative perception over the election has recently been created in public mind, and people have lost their interest to cast votes. To remove this perception, the upazila polls must be free and neutral.”