Nasim changes stance? 'No desire to hold 'lopsided' poll'

Nasim changes stance? ‘No desire to hold ‘lopsided’ poll’


Dhaka – In the wake of repeated allegations by opposition figures that Mohammad Nasim had effectively admitted the government’s plans to
stage a lopsided election, the Awami League presidium member on Sunday said that the ruling coalition had no such plans.
“We want to hold polls with the participation of all. The 14-party doesn’t want to hold lopsided polls. The main opposition can place
their proposal in the parliament, if there is any,” he said.

Nasim, also a former Home Minister, said this while addressing a press briefing after a meeting of the 14-party at the Awami League president’s political office in the city.

The Awami League leader said that in the meeting the 14-party reiterated its stance to hold the next polls as per the constitution.
There is no scope of doubt in this regard, he said.

In reply of a question whether Awami League will take part in one-sided polls, even if the BNP doesn’t, Nasim said that it is the
duty of all to abide by the constitution as it isn’t a matter for any individual or organisation.

The 14-party leaders Sharif Nurul Ambia, Abdus Samad, Ahmed Hossain and Mrinal Kanti Das, among others, were present at the press briefing. – UNB


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