BNP-led Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain’s demand of replacing Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda with a ‘credible person’ has appeared to be a latest design to jeopardise the election scheduled for December 30, common people believe .
This has come as a big shock and surprise to the common people as they realise it is a ploy to jeopardise elections. Dr Kamal came up with the irrational demand while briefing journalists at the Jatiya Press Club on Sunday.
Earlier, Dr Kamal and the BNP leaders demanded shifting of the date of holding of polls and accordingly CEC shifted the date to 30 December. But, in a clever bid to create a constitutional crisis, this group wanted the polls date to be shifted even further. However, CEC remained firm on his ground and declined to accept their demand.
Finding no other way, BNP and Oikyafront leaders publicly announced their intentions to take part in the elections to be held on 30 December.
But as days passed, it became clear to BNP and Oikyafront that they were a totally disorganised group and not ready to take part in a large scale national elections.
Therefore, sensing their defeat in the upcoming national polls, Dr. Kamal Hossain and BNP leaders are trying to play another card to foil the elections. This time they have demanded removal of the CEC on some fake ground. When all other political parties and alliances showed full confidence in the present EC and the CEC, one wonders why Dr. Kamal and gang want his removal?
The latest game of Dr. Kamal Hossain has exposed his intentions to obey the orders coming from some other place or country. He is now acting like a puppet as the strings are being pulled from behind by some invisible hands. He is so much in the grip of this invisible power that he cannot use his own judgement anymore.
That there is a deep rooted conspiracy going on at home and abroad surrounding national elections is obvious now with the latest development. If the elections are foiled, BNP and Dr Kamal Hossain will have nothing to lose. Even it will not scratch Awami League as it is an organised large party. It has the ability to contest any election at any time. But, it is the common people of the republic who will suffer most. They will be deprived of the opportunity to select and elect their representatives for the next parliament. ”
All the political parties and alliances are ready to announce the names of candidates in each constituency. Afterwards they would announce the respective parties’ electoral manifestos.
The Election Commission fixed the last date of nomination paper submission on November 28 and the polls date on December 30. The commission has also taken all out measures to create a level playing field where all political parties will be able to compete the electoral race.
But different vested quarters at home and abroad are becoming very active and plotting to foil the polls at any cost.
As part of the evil design to foil the national elections, these vested quarters torched police transports in front of Naya Paltan BNP central office.
When all political parties are taking preparation to take part in the elections, Dr. Kamal’s such demand indicates a ‘conspiracy’ only to foil the election.
Earlier the BNP-led 18-party alliance boycotted the January 5 polls in 2014 demanding for a non-party caretaker government to oversee the polls. Their demand was nothing but a conspiracy to destroy the country’s democratic process. And their demand was against the Constitution.
However, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is determined to present the nation a credible and acceptable election by thwarting all conspiracies and evil design.
Apart from the country’s common people, different foreign countries, election observers are expecting free, fair, credible and transparent elections will take place in Bangladesh under the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League government.
Meanwhile, election fever has gripped the country ahead of the polls as names of candidates of ruling Awami League have already been announced on Sunday. And the Awami League-led Grand Alliance and 14-party alliance will announce today (Monday) at 3:30pm the names of its nominated candidates for the upcoming national election.
On the other hand BNP-led Jatiya Oikyafront is set to finalise its candidates for all 300 constituencies by tomorrow (Tuesday) based on consensus of all of its alliance partners.
Country has now a total of 10 croe 41 lakh voters. Of them, 5,25,12,105 are men (50.42 pc) while 5,16,30, 276 are female (49.58 pc). And 2.30 crore are young voters. Around 40 lakh young people have been enrolled in the electoral roll as fresh voters.
In January 5 election in 2014 the country had a total of 9,19,65,977 voters while 8,10,87,003 during the 9th national election held on December 29, 2008.