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BNP slams govt efforts to make law on EC ‘hastily’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has lashed out at the government move to make law on the reconstitution of the Election Commission ‘hastily’ saying that it is a ‘plot to prolong their stay in power’.

“Efforts to make law quickly on the reconstitution of the election commission are a clear manifestation of an evil design to cling to power by holding a stage-managed election,” he said.

The BNP leader came up with the statements at a press conference at the party chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital on Tuesday.

He said BNP thinks no election commission can be successful in holding a free and fair election without an election-time neutral caretaker government in a situation like this.

“The BNP standing committee in its meeting on Monday discussed the government’s effort to make law and they think that this parliament has no jurisdiction to make such law as this is not a parliament elected with people’s vote,” the BNP secretary general said.

Voicing concern over the ‘corruption’ in the Chandpur-proposed Science and Technology University project, he said the matter should be looked into fairly and be made public.

Mirza Fakhrul also claimed that BNP didn't appoint any lobbyists abroad.