Tuesday, 31 January, 2023

Presidential election to be held in due time: Anisul

Presidential election to be held in due time: Anisul

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Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq Wednesday said the presidential election will be held in due time and the government has no plan till now to bring any amendment to the constitution.

"Till now, we have no plan to amend the constitution. As he (President M Abdul Hamid) was elected president for two terms, he cannot be elected president for another term as per the constitution. God willing, we will look for a new president," he said.

The law minister said this while talking to newsmen after inaugurating a training workshop for lower court judges at Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI) in the capital.

Replying a question on the bail of jailed BNP leaders, Anisul said not only his ministry; no ministry of the government is interfering in the judiciary. 

"When the court thinks anyone can be released on bail, it gives them bail. Such thing happens often, where lower courts turned down bail pleas, while the High Court allowed those. It is nothing new. The people creating ruckus regarding these, they perhaps did not see the tenure of Jatiya Party or BNP governments or don't want to talk about those experiences," he added. 

Organized with the assistance of the United Kingdom, the four-day workshop is scheduled to hold discussion on case backlog, case management, and ways to dispose of cases swiftly, among other things.

Presided over by Law and Justice Division Secretary Md Golam Sarwar, the inaugural function was addressed by Justice Maura McGowan UK High Court and Circuit Judge Khatun Sapnara, among others.