Awami League (AL) Presidium Member and former state minister Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak today said the elections in the country will not be held under the control of the government.
“The elections will be conducted under control of the independent Election Commission. Why is BNP so reluctant to take part in the elections under control of the impartial Election Commission? If so, are they involved in a deep conspiracy?” he asked.
Nanak said Jatiya Party is playing the role of the responsible opposition party in the Jatiya Sangsad.
“If Jatiya Party decides to take part in the elections in all 300 parliamentary constituencies, we welcome them. Jatiya Party is not a part of the Grand Alliance and is not with us,” he said.
Nanak said this while talking to journalists after laying the foundation stone of Nasim Khan Mother and Child Hospital at Muslimpara area of the city marking the 17th death anniversary of the chief patron of Stranded Pakistani General Repatriation Committee (SPGRC) leader late Alhaj Nasim Khan.
Earlier, Nanak visited the grave of Nasim Khan, the chief patron of SPGRC-Bangladesh, an organization of Urdu-speaking people living in Bangladesh, at Muslimpara Railway Graveyard, paid tribute to Nasim Khan by placing wreaths and offered Fateha there.
Later, Nanak attended a memorial discussion and the 17th annual council of SPGRC-Bangladesh arranged marking the 17th death anniversary of late Alhaj Nasim Khan at Rangpur Zilla Parishad Community Center in the afternoon as the chief guest.
General Secretary of SPGRC-Bangladesh M. Shawkat Ali presided over the memorial discussion and 17th annual council while its Joint Secretary and Councilor of Rangpur City Corporation Md. Harun Or Rashid gave the welcome address.
President of Rangpur city Awami League Safiur Rahman Safi, its General Secretary Tushar Kanti Mandal, Geneva Camp Chairman SK Golam Jelani, SPGRC-Bangladesh’s Publicity Secretary Md. Shahid, Sports Secretary Md. Chhoto, SPGRC-Chittagong Joint Secretary Sohel Ashrafi, SPGRC-Khulna General Secretary Humayun Kabir and SPGRC-Adamji President Liakat Hossain addressed as special guests.
President of SPGRC-Rangpur Md. Sharfuddin, its General Secretary Md. Salahuddin, Office Secretary Md. Tayeb Ali, Treasurer Md. Nasim, Regional Secretary Mostaq Ahmed, representatives of different units of SPGRC from Dhaka Mirpur, Mohammadpur, Adamji, Geneva Camp, Chittagong, Khulna, Saidpur, Bogura Jessore were present.