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No mid-term election, says PM


New York – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday ruled out the possibility of any mid-term election, questioning the necessity of such polls.
“Has the news of the mid-term polls come floating in the Jamuna River? Is there any such problem for which the mid-term election will have to be given?” she told a press conference here in the morning.The press conference was arranged at Bangladesh’s Permanent Mission to brief the media about the outcome of the Prime Minister’s participation in the ongoing 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Sheikh Hasina said there is no relationship between the mid-term polls and the upcoming council of Bangladesh Awami League.
“You know Awami League is a big organisation. The party’s councils from the grassroots ward, union, upazila and district levels have already been completed. Now, the central council (of the party) will be held, and the councillors will take decisions about the leadership,” she said.
“It’s our routine work as the party council is held after every three years.”
Noting that the party could not hold its council during the emergency and martial law regimes, she said, “Otherwise, we tried to hold the party council regularly and we’re taking preparation in this regard,” she said. – UNB


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