Muslim League wants neutral caretaker or supportive govt

Dhaka – Bangladesh Muslim League (BML) on Monday proposed the Election Commission (EC) to take steps to install an election-time non-partisan and neutral caretaker or supportive government to hold the 11th parliamentary polls in a free, fair and credible manner, reports UNB.

During the dialogue with the EC, the party also suggested deployment of army with magistracy power one month before the election.

The one-and-half-hour dialogue with BML, one of the components of the BNP-led 20-party alliance, began at 11am at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda in the chair.

A 10-member BML delegation, led by its president AHM Kamruzzaman Khan, joined the talks.

Talking to reporters after the dialogue, BML secretary general adv Sheikh Julfikar Bulbul Chowdhury said they placed an 11-point proposal before the Commission during the talks.

“We’ve recommended installing an election-time non-partisan impartial caretaker or supportive government to hold the next polls neutrally with the participation of all parties,” he said.

Bulbul said they also proposed deployment of army with magistracy power one month before the election and keep the force deployed until after 15 days of the polls.

The Commission initiated its talks with 40 registered political parties on Thursday last with talks with Sangskritik Muktijote.

Earlier, the EC held talks with civil society members on July 31, and the media representatives on August 16 and 17.


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