AL’s proposals ‘neutral’, Obaidul quotes CEC as saying

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda termed the 11-point proposal submitted by the ruling Awami League for holding a free and fair election “neutral”, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said.

Emerging from a two-and-half-hour meeting with the election commissioners, Obaidul, also Roads, Transports and Bridges minister, said this while briefing reporters at the EC office.

Asked whether Obaidul inquired the EC about the CEC’s comment on General Ziaur Rahman, the AL general secretary said, “We asked and got our answer. But don’t want to say anything in this regard”.

The AL leaders also proposed not to allow any private or NGO official to get appointed as presiding officer during the elections expected to be held in late 2018.

Earlier around 11:00 am, a 22-member AL delegation led by Obaidul sat with the CEC to hold dialogue over the next general election.

A 22-member delegation of Awami League led by its General Secretary Obaidul Quader sits with the chief election commissioner on October 18, 2017 to talk over the next general election. Photo: Partha Pratim Bhattacharjee

Source: The Daily Star

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