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New CEC more loyal to AL: BNP

Political Correspondent BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed today alleged that the new chief election commissioner is more loyal to Awami League than his predecessor —Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad. Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda’s recent statement proves that he is a “committed Awami Leaguer [loyal to AL]”, Rizvi said while addressing a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central ... Read More »

BNP accepts or not, election under this EC: Law Minister

Political Correspondent Whether BNP accepts or not, the next parliamentary election will be held under the newly constituted Election Commission (EC), said Law Minister Anisul Huq  on Friday. “It is mentioned in the constitution that the president will form the Election Commission,” he said at a programme in Akhaura upazila of Brahmanbaria, a local stringer reports. “So, he (president) discussed ... Read More »

5 Jan polls held with those believing in democratic way of changing power: Rakib The outgoing chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibbuddin Ahmad, has ascribed the uncontested election of as much as 153 members of parliament (MPs) to legal compulsion as well as to “political game.”  He was speaking in his last press conference as the CEC at the Election Bhaban on Wednesday, the last day of his five-year stint of CEC. Three out ... Read More »

New EC ‘frustrating, reflects PM’s wishes : BNP

The BNP has expressed ‘frustration’ in its official reaction to the formation of the new Election Commission, which will oversee the next parliamentary polls by early 2019, ,reports  It says the appointments to the new EC ‘reflect Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s wishes’. Its official reaction came on Tuesday, a day after President Md Abdul Hamid named former secretary KM ... Read More »

Hasina’s desire reflected in EC reconstitution: BNP

Political Correspondent Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has said the desire of prime minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina has been reflected in the reconstitution of the election commission.  The party also termed the chief election commissioner-designate, KM Nurul Huda, a controversial former bureaucrat and said the commission led by him will not be able to work neutrally and without ... Read More »

Obaidul Quader hopes BNP to join next polls

 Political Correspondent Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader today hoped that the BNP will take part in the next parliamentary elections under the newly formed Election Commission (EC). “I am sure BNP will take part in next polls under this EC. There is no scope of doubt here,” he said and hoped the ... Read More »

New EC headed by Nurul Huda to take oath Feb 15

Political Correspondent The new Election Commission, which will oversee the next general election scheduled to be held by early 2019, will be sworn into office on Feb 15.  Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha will administer the oath of the four election commissioners and their chief at the Supreme Court Judges’ Lounge at 3pm on that day. Read More »

JS sitting resumes

Political Correspondent The sitting of the Jatiya Sangsad resumed at 4.47 pm today with Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. The day’s proceedings began with recitation from the Holy Quran. Read More »

AL shows confidence in new EC, BNP opposes

Political Correspondent The ruling Awami League and its alliance partners have shown confidence in the newly appointed election commission but leaders of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies look critical about it. The divisive opinions came on Monday night after president Md Abdul Hamid appointed a new five-member election commission from a list of 10 persons recommended by a ... Read More »

Former secretary Nurul Huda appointed next CEC

President Md Abdul Hamid on Monday appointed former secretary KM Nurul Huda the next chief election commissioner.  And former secretary Rafiqul Islam, former additional secretary Mahbub Talukder, former judge Begum Kabita Khanam and retired brigadier general Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury have been made election commissioners. KM Nurul Huda, a civil service cadre of 1973 batch, retired as secretary in 2006. The ... Read More »