Oli wants JS polls before upazila election
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Oli Ahmed yesterday demanded holding of parliament election before upazila election to establish democracy.
“The duty of caretaker government is to hold parliament election as this will consolidate democracy”, he said while addressing a meeting of Pabna LDP, held at a community center in the town.
Upazila election can be held once democracy returns after parliamentary election, he said. Upazila election can be held 10-15 days after national election, he added.
The LDP president said the Election Commission's duty is to hold national election.
Oli said there has been some good moves during the caretaker government but some of its actions have raised questions in minds of 0eoeple. “You have done reforms to election commission, Anti Corruption Commission and Public Service Commission.
“Bur some of the steps show that they have a plan. The caretaker government is doing many things which it should not have done.
“You have to prove that you (caretaker government) have no political plan”, he told the meeting.
He also criticised the government for what he said its failure to control prices of essentials and agriculture inputs. Prices of fertiliser have increased manifold and gone beyond reach of farmers. This will affect production, he added.
The more an unelected government will cling to power, the more there will be crisis in the country, Oli said.
Referring to government's drive against corruption, Oli said, “A few people are involved in corruption and they should be punished”. Indiscriminate and abortive actions in the name of curbing corruption will shatter confidence of people and spoil trade and business. This will accentuate economic crisis, the LDP chief said
With Pabna LDP president Ismat Zerin Khan in the chair, the meeting was also addressed by, among others, central leaders Prof Jahanara Begum, Barrister Jiaur Rahman and Sayed Deedar Bakht.