Staff Correspondent: The ruling Awami League (AL) extended its full support to the Election Commission’s decision of announcing schedule on Thursday (November 08) for the 11 the general election.
HT Imam, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s political adviser, also co-chairman of AL Election Conducting Committee, came up with the statement, emerging from a meeting held with EC on Wednesday afternoon.
He said, “EC has full jurisdiction to announce schedule. It only is EC which will decide on when the election will be held. It is supposed to announce the schedule on Thursday. We fully support to the decision.”
Meanwhile, other political parties and alliances except Jatiya Oikyafront have already given their support to announce schedule on Thursday.
HT Imam said, “EC is an independent, constitutional and strong institution. We did not tell any about proceeding or deferring the schedule. We must support whenever EC announce it.”
He also expressed his hope that all the political parties including BNP will take part in the next general election.
A 17-member delegation of Awami League led by HT Imam, co-chairman of the party’s Election Steering Committee, held talks with the election commissioners led by CEC KM Nurul Huda around 4:00pm.
AL Presidium Member Faruk Khan and AL central Organising Secretary Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel, among others, were in the party’s delegation.
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