Govt taking steps to contain violence, PM apprises President

Dhaka, Jan 7 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday apprised President Abdul Hamid in a meeting that her government is firm to protect the lives and property of the country’s people and is taking necessary steps in this regard.

 

Hasina asserted that her government’s stance before the President when she met him at Bangabhaban this afternoon, two days after the 10th national election.

 

Briefing reporters after the meeting, President’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said the Prime Minister has apprised President Abdul Hamid about the 10th national election and the post-polls violence in the country.

 

In response, President Abdul Hamid congratulated the newly elected members of parliament as well as the Election Commission for holding the election fairly.

 

Asked whether there was any discussion about the time of forming the new government, Ihsanul Karim said the formation of the new government usually starts after the election results are published through a gazette notification.

 

The meeting between the President and the Prime Minister began at 4:15 pm and ended till 5:45 pm.

 

On her arrival at the Bangabhaban, the Prime Minister was received by the President.

 

Prime Minister’s Adviser Barrister Shafique Ahmed and Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam accompanied Sheikh Hasina.

 

Earlier, at a crowded press conference at Ganobhaban on Monday, Hasina directed the administration, the army and law enforcement agencies to work sincerely for taking stern actions to stop post-election terrorism and violence.

 

“I’m making it clear that the first job of our elected government will be to save the lives and property of people and public property at any cost,” she said.

 

Hasina also categorically said her government’s previous stance of zero tolerance for militancy and terrorism will continue in the coming days where militancy and communal elements will be dealt with an iron hand.

 

Awami League won absolute majority in Sunday’s national election that was marked by massive violence and low turnout amid boycott by the opposition alliance.

 

According to primary results of 139 constituencies out 147 that went to the polls, the ruling party won 107 seats while Jatiya Party got 16 seats and others 16 seats.

 

Re-polling will be needed in eight constituencies. The constituencies are Kurigram-4, Dinajpur-4, Gaibandha-3, Gaibandha-4, Jessore-5, Bogra-7, Laxmipur-1 and Laxmipur-4.

 

Sunday’s voting in some polling stations in the eight constituencies was postponed due to violence. Of the 153 seats, 127 candidates of AL while 20 of Jatiya Party (Ershad), three of Jasad, two of Workers’ Party and single candidate of Jatiya Party (Manju) are waiting for the official declaration from the Election Commission.

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday apprised President Abdul Hamid in a meeting that her government is firm to protect the lives and property of the country’s people and is taking necessary steps in this regard.

 

Hasina asserted that her government’s stance before the President when she met him at Bangabhaban this afternoon, two days after the 10th national election.

 

Briefing reporters after the meeting, President’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said the Prime Minister has apprised President Abdul Hamid about the 10th national election and the post-polls violence in the country.

 

In response, President Abdul Hamid congratulated the newly elected members of parliament as well as the Election Commission for holding the election fairly.

 

Asked whether there was any discussion about the time of forming the new government, Ihsanul Karim said the formation of the new government usually starts after the election results are published through a gazette notification.

 

The meeting between the President and the Prime Minister began at 4:15 pm and ended till 5:45 pm.

 

On her arrival at the Bangabhaban, the Prime Minister was received by the President.

 

Prime Minister’s Adviser Barrister Shafique Ahmed and Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam accompanied Sheikh Hasina.

 

Earlier, at a crowded press conference at Ganobhaban on Monday, Hasina directed the administration, the army and law enforcement agencies to work sincerely for taking stern actions to stop post-election terrorism and violence.

 

“I’m making it clear that the first job of our elected government will be to save the lives and property of people and public property at any cost,” she said.

 

Hasina also categorically said her government’s previous stance of zero tolerance for militancy and terrorism will continue in the coming days where militancy and communal elements will be dealt with an iron hand.

 

Awami League won absolute majority in Sunday’s national election that was marked by massive violence and low turnout amid boycott by the opposition alliance.

 

According to primary results of 139 constituencies out 147 that went to the polls, the ruling party won 107 seats while Jatiya Party got 16 seats and others 16 seats.

 

Re-polling will be needed in eight constituencies. The constituencies are Kurigram-4, Dinajpur-4, Gaibandha-3, Gaibandha-4, Jessore-5, Bogra-7, Laxmipur-1 and Laxmipur-4.

 

Sunday’s voting in some polling stations in the eight constituencies was postponed due to violence. Of the 153 seats, 127 candidates of AL while 20 of Jatiya Party (Ershad), three of Jasad, two of Workers’ Party and single candidate of Jatiya Party (Manju) are waiting for the official declaration from the Election Commission.

Source: UNB Connect

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