Workers Party proposes election under present govt

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Workers Party proposes election under present govt

Poriborton Correspondent 2:58 pm, October 11, 2017

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Workers Party proposes election under present govt

Rashed Khan Menon's Workers Party of Bangladesh has presented to Election Commission (EC) a 14-point proposal which includes holding the Eleventh National Election under the present government and deployment of army upon necessity during the polls. The meeting between the EC and the party has started at 11:00am in Election Building in Agargaon on Wednesday. A 15-membered team led by Menon was present at the meeting.

The written proposal from the party said, "The Eleventh National Election will be held under the current government following the Constitution, but the government will not take any policymaking decision other than day to day activities after the election is scheduled. People involved in holding the election will be under the control of EC for a time period starting before the election and ending after it will be over. EC can take actions against anyone for their crimes and negligence in duty and the government will be bound to realize those."

The party also proposed that, "The EC can deploy army in some cases to keep law and order when it is necessary, but they should not be endowed with judicial power."

Not redefining areas of the constituencies, option to submit nomination online, using EVM system along side ballot papers after creating public awareness and confidence, cancelling he system to collect signature of one percent of the voters stopping the influence of money in the election, freeing it from terror and muscle power, stopping the use of religion and communalism in election, creating equal opportunity to for all in the election are among the party's proposals.

EC sat in meetings to exchange viewpoints with 29 parties so far.

 

/MR/

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