Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda today said that the commission will not take any fresh initiative to ensure participation of all political parties in the upcoming 11th parliamentary polls.
He came up with the announcement while talking to reporters at Brahmanbaria district administration office this noon.
All political parties have been urged to participate in the next JS polls during the dialogue with political parties and other stakeholders that began on July 31, 2017.
“We hope all political parties will contest the upcoming polls and we urged the parties to do so,” he said.
“So, we wont’s take any new initiative regarding the participation of all political parties,” Huda said.
The CEC claimed that each and every election has been free, fair and acceptable since his taking to the office.
“Even you (journalists) couldn’t raise a question regarding the impartiality of the elections as there wasn’t any scope to do so,” he also said.
He assured that impending Nasirnagar by-polls will also be free and fair.
Hinting at Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad’s remarks that he has no confidence on the incumbent EC, the CEC said, “We have been carrying out our responsibilities impartially. Only he (Ershad) can say why he made such comment.”
The commission is working to regain the trust of the voters and political parties, he went on saying.