Three left-leaning political parties today met the Election Commission (EC) and placed 18-point proposal to hold the 11th parliamentary election in a free, fair and credible manner.
Top leaders of Communist Party Bangladesh (CPB), Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) and Bangladesher Biplobi Workers Party (BBWP) -- met the Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda together at his Agargaon office around 11:00 am and submitted the proposal.
After the talks, CPB President Mujahidul Islam Selim told the newsmen that they urged the chief election commissioner not to increase the security deposits for candidates in the next general election.
“We came to know that the Election Commission is planning to increase the security deposit for a candidate in the next general election. We met the chief election commissioner and urged him to stay aside from the move,” Selim who was leading the delegation said.
The left-leaning political party leaders also urged the Election Commission to decrease the security deposit of a candidate to Tk 5,000 from the existing amount Tk 20,000, Selim said.
Based on the recommendation of the filed level election officers across the country, the Election Commission is planning to increase the security deposit of a candidate to Tk 50,000 from the existing Tk 20,000, EC sources said.
The Election Commission can implement the 18-point proposal based on its own jurisdiction without bringing an amendment to the Representation of the People Order (RPO), he added.