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AL has no objection if EC defers city polls date: Quader

News Desk : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2020-01-17 4:23:40 PM     ||     Updated: 2020-01-19 11:05:14 AM

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said their party or the government has no objection if the Dhaka city corporation polls date is deferred due to the celebration of the Saraswati Puja.

“Awami League has no objection if the date of the Dhaka city corporation polls is changed due to the Saraswati Puja. However, the Election Commission (EC) possesses the full authority to defer the city elections date,” he said.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, on Friday came up with the remark while talking to reporters after attending an AL secretary-level meeting at party president Sheikh Hasina's political office in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.

The AL leader also hoped that the EC would reach a fair solution through discussions showing due respect to religious belief of the Hindus.