Moeen ran into trouble trying to implement minus-two
Chief Election Commissioner ATM Shamsul Huda yesterday said the Election Commission (EC) would remove all inconsistencies in the electoral law after consulting with the political parties.
The EC does not want to run into trouble by rushing to bring about electoral reforms, he said, adding that former army chief Moeen U Ahmed ran into trouble trying to implement the minus-two formula in one and a half years during the previous caretaker government.
It is not possible to resolve all problems within a short time, CEC Shamsul Huda said at a meeting with a delegation of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) at the EC secretariat in the city.
Led by ASM Abdur Rob, the eleven-member JSD delegation came to EC to submit the party's permanent constitution.
CEC Shamsul Huda also said EC does not take any decision based on the party's size. "In the last 37 years, EC did not hold any discussion with the political parties, but we have created the culture of discussion."
The commission will take decisions regarding the front organisations of the political parties through discussions, he added.
Shamsul Huda also said the commission is totally independent. It seeks cooperation, not intervention, from the government, he added.