B’desh EC working independently, PM tells Jeremic

News - B’desh EC working independently, PM tells Jeremic
 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here on Monday said that Bangladesh Election Commission has been working without any government interference as it has been strengthened with necessary reforms.
Hasina said this during a meeting with Vuk Jeremic, president of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), at the meeting room of the International Convention and Exhibition Centre Commemorating His Majesty’s 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary (CMICE) at Chiang Mai in the afternoon.
Both Sheikh Hasina and Vuk Jeremic are now in Chiang Mai to attend the two-day 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit being held in Chiang Mai.
PM’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad briefed reporters after the meeting.
Azad said the Prime Minister informed Vuk Jeremic about the election system of the country.
Hasina said that elections in Bangladesh are now being held in a free, fair and neutral manner without any interference from the government.
Praising the able and farsighted leadership of Sheikh Hasina, the president of the UNGA’s 67th Session also lauded the recent interview of Hasina to Cable News Network (CNN).
Water Resources Minister Ramesh Chandra Sen, Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Ambassador at-Large M Ziauddin, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Shaikh Md Wahid uz Zaman, PM’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad and Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand Kazi Imtiaz Hossain were, among others, present on the occasion.
Earlier, on the sidelines of the Water Summit, Sheikh Hasina met President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili at the venue.
Briefing the journalists after the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad said both leaders discussed bilateral issues of common concerns.
The Georgian President appreciated the role of Sheikh Hasina in the socio-economic development of Bangladesh saying that the country is progressing fast under her farsighted and able leadership.
Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand Kazi Imtiaz Hossain were present.
Source: UNB Connect


  1. Our ministers including the PM and the top leaders of the power party have already earned a very good reputation for misleading and untrue statements (as we witnessed the interview of our PM on CNN and CBC). And this is no exception. How much ‘independent’ the EC is has been revealed in its repeated failure to hold DCC election on lame excuses. People of the capital city have been wailing over the miseries they have been facing everyday due to the absence of elected representatives but the govt remains non-committal trampling the constitutional provisions our dear PM so fond of to exult and give excuses. And the EC has remained passive since the CEC is really ‘independent’ in obeying the beckoning of the govt. Before now we saw how EC is ‘independent and strong’ when its requisition for deploying the army in the N.Ganj election was ignored by the govt. Yea, the EC is really, really very STRONG & INDEPENDENT.


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