In the ongoing dialogue between the registered political parties and the President on the formation of the EC, 36 prominent citizens of the country have called for discussion on democracy and electoral system. They made the call in a statement sent to the media yesterday. Prominent citizens also called on the President to take the necessary steps and consensus on the practice of democracy, free and fair elections, accountability, fair and equitable application of the law and the need for universal and equitable distribution of our economic development. The two leaders of the ruling Awami League see the formation of EC in the dialogue as well as the discussion on democracy and elections as positive.
the registered political parties
They think that there could be any discussion outside the EC structure in the dialogue. Awami League presidium member and agriculture minister. Abdur Razzak told Manabzamin that democracy and elections could be discussed in the President’s dialogue. Because elections are part of democratic values. Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, the party’s joint general secretary, said the call by prominent people was positive.
The president has called for dialogue to form an election commission. There the parties will give opinions. The main discussion here will be about the formation of Election Commission. However, the parties can discuss the election or other issues with the president if they want.
The president has called for dialogue
Barrister Shahdin Malik, one of the prominent citizens and Supreme Court lawyer among the speakers, said that the political parties have some ideas of their own to solve the existing problems. For political ideological reasons, they may not agree on some issues, but they may agree on some issues. In such a dialogue, allocation in the health sector of the country can be discussed. It will be seen that almost everyone will come to a consensus. In this way election system or caretaker system can also be discussed. If a consensus is reached in these discussions, the President may send it to the Cabinet for implementation. Sujan secretary who signed the statement. Badiul Alam Majumder said, “We did not mention the formation of EC in the statement.” We have taken this opportunity to say that all other existing issues, including the electoral system, should be the subject of dialogue. The dialogue should include all, including civil society and the media. Dhaka University teacher said. Asif Nazrul said that good results can be obtained from this dialogue only if the president exercises the same powers as given in the constitution. Pursuant to Article 48 (5) of the Constitution, the President may send the recommendations of this dialogue to the Cabinet through the Prime Minister for consideration. On the other hand, the President can make recommendations to the people for public opinion polls.
In a statement sent to the media, prominent citizens said, President. We think that the dialogue initiated by Abdul Hamid is timely and urgent in the current context of the country. The country has achieved remarkable success in a number of areas of economic development. However, on the other side of the coin, we continue to lag behind in terms of elections, accountability, law enforcement, freedom of speech, assembly rights, extrajudicial killings, disappearances and torture, and many other related criteria. The rate of inequality is also increasing alarmingly. The declining quality of education and health care is now undeniable. Beyond that, another major cause of our concern is the deterioration of tolerance in our politics. We have consistently backtracked on the promise of democracy and the spirit of the War of Liberation, which was outlined three decades ago during the three political alliances formed during the 1990 anti-authoritarian movement.
In a statement sent to the media, prominent
The statement said, “We hope that in today’s fragile democracy, Bangladesh will once again have a new democracy, free and fair elections, accountability, fair and equitable implementation of the law and the necessary steps and consensus with the political parties to make our economic development universal and equitable.” The President will hold talks. We also hope that through this discussion a draft proposal on the future of Bangladesh will be made acceptable to all. Needless to say, this proposal will also include the vision of the Awami League, which is currently in charge of running the country. It is our expectation that specific steps will be taken to address our widespread and apparent human rights abuses. We also hope that there will be a consensus among the parties on the ‘outline of the three alliances’. At the same time, we call on the President to involve the media and civic organizations in this process.
In a statement, they said, “We hope that His Excellency the President will send to the Cabinet for consideration the powers conferred by Article 47 (5) of the Constitution to implement the proposals made on the basis of discussions with the political parties.” We once again commend this initiative of His Excellency the President and wish him success.
We hope that His Excellency the President
The signatories of the statement are- Professor Emeritus of Dhaka University. Sirajul Islam Chowdhury, Member of the Constitution Drafting Committee and former Minister Barrister Amir-ul Islam, retired Auditor General and former caretaker government adviser M Hafizuddin Khan, former Supreme Court Justice Abdul Matin, former Election Commissioner Dr. M Sakhawat Hossain, human rights activist. Hamida Hossain, former governor of Bangladesh Bank. Saleh Uddin Ahmed, Former Cabinet Secretary Ali Imam Majumder, Former Foreign Secretary Mohiuddin Ahmed, Central