Identical laws to be formulated for local govt, national polls
Election Commissioner Brig Gen (Retd) M Sakhawat Hussain yesterday said identical laws will be formulated for both local government and national elections.
He said this at an opinion-exchange meeting after inaugurating voter registration work at Kaliganj upazila.
Replying to a question about making war criminals voters and registration of Jamaat-e-Islami as a political party, he said war criminals have not only joined Jamaat but also many other political parties.
He said it is up to the government to decide whether Jamaat will be allowed to do politics in the country.
Brig Sakhawat said discussion is going on between a Danish firm and a local agency through a joint company on making transparent ballot boxes and election will not be delayed for this reason.
Deputy Commissioner Syed Mizanur Rahman, Police Super Alamgir Alam and Gazipur army camp deputy commander Maj Zayed Hossain were present at the meeting at the Kaliganj upazila auditorium.