Polls candidates still holding public office: Sultana Kamal | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 14, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 14, 2018

Polls candidates still holding public office: Sultana Kamal

Noted human rights activist Sultana Kamal yesterday said the fairness of the upcoming national polls is yet to be ensured because a “level playing field” has not been created.

The parliament is still continuing which is “unprecedented”. The ministers, who are aspirants, are still holding their positions, she said at a press conference in the capital.

Chattogram Hill Tracts Commission (CHT Commission), CHT Citizens' Committee and Association for Land Reform and Development (ALRD) arranged the press conference on “Free Participation of Indigenous Community Voters of Three Hill Districts in Upcoming Parliamentary Election” at Dhaka Reporters Unity.

Responding to a query, Sultana said except for the four technocrats, the ministers did not give up their administrative protocols.

They are using national flag-bearing cars, inaugurating programmes that are publicised on billboards, and also giving speeches marking different days, she claimed.

“This means, their [the ministers'] powerful positions have been projected before people,” she said