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Dhaka, Saturday   22 January 2022

JP for EC formation according to constitution and law

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:21 PM, 10 January 2022   Updated: 09:30 PM, 10 January 2022

A seven-member JP delegation lead-by Anwar Hossain Manzu held meeting with President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban`s Darbar Hall to form new Election Commission- PID

A seven-member JP delegation lead-by Anwar Hossain Manzu held meeting with President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban`s Darbar Hall to form new Election Commission- PID

Anwar Hossain Manzu-led Jatiya Party (JP) has proposed to formulate law and form an election commission in accordance with the constitution taking part in the dialogue with President M Abdul Hamid today.

On the 13th day of the ongoing dialogue, a seven-member JP delegation took part in the discussion at Bangabhaban's Darbar Hall to form the Election Commission.

After the dialogue, President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin said in a briefing that Jatiya Party (JP) proposed to formulate law and form an election commission as per the constitution. The opposition also proposed that Election Commission take steps to ensure the cooperation of the executive branch to hold a fair and credible election. The delegation also proposed to form an election commission by forming a selection committee with respectable and acceptable people of the society without relying on bureaucrats.

Welcoming the delegation, the President said that the views and suggestions of the political parties are very important in forming an acceptable election commission.

The President expressed hope that an acceptable Election Commission would be formed with their views on the formation of the Election Commission. The President thanked them for taking part in the talks.

Sampad Barua, Secretary to the President's Office, Military Secretary Major General SM Salahuddin Islam, Press Secretary to the President Joynal Abedin and Secretary (Joint) Wahidul Islam Khan were present.

The press secretary said the president has so far held separate meetings with 18 political parties in 13 days. 

On the first day of the ongoing dialogue on December 20, President Abdul Hamid sat in Parliament for talks with the main opposition Jatiya Party. Of these, five political parties did not take part in the dialogue with the President. They are the Communist Party of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (BSD), Islami Andolan Bangladesh, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), and Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD). 

The press secretary said the 29 registered political parties including the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), have been called for talks at Bangabhaban.

Islamic Front Bangladesh and Bangladesh National Awami Party (Bangladesh NAP) delegation will sit for talk to format EC with President Tomorrow, on Tuesday, at 6 pm and 7pm respectively.

The President will hold a dialogue with the ruling party Bangladesh Awami League on January 17 at 4 pm.

Earlier, a dialogue was held with the participation of political parties ahead of the ninth, tenth and eleventh parliamentary elections.

The five-year term of the current Election Commission is coming to an end on February 14 next year. 

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