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President holds talks with Zaker Party, Bangladesh Kallyan Party and BJP

Published : 13 Jan 2022 10:22 PM

President M Abdul Hamid on Thursday, on the 16th day of the ongoing dialogue with political parties over forming an acceptable Election Commission (EC), separately held discussions with three political parties - Zaker Party, Bangladesh Kalyan Party and Bangladesh Jatiya Party (BJP) at Bangabhaban.

Held at the Durbar Hall here, the representatives of the respective political parties placed their different proposals, including enacting timely polls law or issuing an ordinance or constituting search committee utilizing modern equipments and using e-voting system, President's Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin briefed the newsmen on Thursday evening.

At first, Zaker party took part in the dialogue with the President with a six-member delegation led by party chairman Mostafa Amir Faisal with placing four-point proposals, including the enactment of electoral laws and forming a search committee comprising representatives of registered political parties to give the EC a neutral and acceptable manner.

Their proposals also include using modern technology-block-chain system and e-voting system for ensuring a free, a fair and credible election. Later, a six-member delegation led by Bangladesh Kallyan Party Secretary General Abdul Awal 

Mamun took part in the dialogue with the President.

They proposed to form an EC by issuing an ordinance if it is not possible to enact new law.

The leaders also sought all-out cooperation of the Executive in EC activities and to ensure accountability of the Election Commission and the government in line with the Article 126 of the Constitution.