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Govt won’t interfere in next JS polls, says Quader

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  • 6 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Govt won’t interfere in next JS polls, says Quader

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Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said on Tuesday that there would be no interference from the government in the next general election.

“There will be no interference from the government in the next general election as the responsibilities of the Election Commission are described in the Constitution,” he said.

Quader, also general secretary of the ruling Awami League, gave the assurance while inspecting the construction work of an eight-lane bridge at Ameen Bazar in the capital.

The minister said there is no reason to be worried as the election would be held following the constitution.

“Elections in the county will be held like the elections of other democratic countries are held,” he said. Election would not wait for any party and it will be held on time whoever joins the polls, he added.

Mentioning that the President will form neutral EC through a search committee with all, Quader also assured that a free and fair election will be held in the country.

“If the EC performs a neutral role in the country, it is possible to hold a fair election,” he said.

Expressing a note of warning against any violence in the country, Quader said resistance will be forged along with mass people against those who will try to create anarchy in the name of movement.

“All have the rights to wage movement peacefully but Bangladesh Nationalist Party wants to resort to violence in the country,” he said, adding that they are ready to face them.

Condemning the attack on the vehicle of British lawmaker Tulip Rizwana Siddiq, also daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s younger sister Sheikh Rehana, Quader said the government is closely monitoring the UK government’s initiative in this regard.

About 25 percent construction works of the 232.94 meter long 8-lane Ameen Bazar Bridge has been completed, he said.

The construction work of the bridge began in February last year and it would be completed by February 2022.