Ershad places 5-point proposal to constitute EC

Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman Hussein Muhammad Ershad, MP, today made a five-point proposal, including enactment of laws, to constitute Election Commission (EC).

He placed the proposals at a press conference at Gulshan Emanuels Convention Centre in the city.

JP Co-chairman GM Quader, Secretary General ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader and other leaders, including Ziauddin Bablu, MP, Kazi Firoze Rashid, MP, Syed Abu Hossain Babla, MP, Fakhrul Islam, MP, Prof Delwar Hossain Khan and SM Faisal Chishti were present at the press conference, among others.

Ershad said a legal framework should be made as the constitutional provisions for appointing the chief election commissioner and the election commissioners.

No question will arise over the polls, if the EC is made independent through the legal framework, he added. The JP Chief suggested enacting relevant laws in the current parliament and making a separate secretariat for the EC.

In his written speech, Ershad referred to the procedures of forming EC in India, Africa, the USA and other democratic countries and said no fair election is possible in Bangladesh without amending the existing election system.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)