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CEC invites BNP, its allies to discuss next general election

Election 2023-03-23, 11:31pm


Chief Election commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal

Jehangir Hussain

Election Commissioner Begum Rasheda Sultana said on Thursday that the Chief Election Commissioner invited BNP and its like minded parties to dialogue about the next general election. 

Asked for comments, BNP Press Wing Member Shairul Kabir Khan said, “BNP has no interest about this Election Commission.” 

Regarding the progress in amending the Representation of the People Order (RPO), Rasheda Sultana said, “It will come up in the Cabinet on March 28 and if  passed by the Cabinet, it will go to Parliament. If the RPO is amended, it will be a landmark law to change the behavior of  candidates and supporters. It will be very good for us.”

About irregularities in elections, she said, "It is not possible to remove 100 per cent irregularities in polls from Bangladesh.”

“Though the law prescribes death penalty for murder, could we stop murders,” she quipped.

She said that the elections in five city corporations will be completed before Eid-ul- Adha.

“After Eid-ul-Adha we will concentrate on  general election.  Elections in five cities will be completed by June,” she added.