Fakhrul’s remarks on EC is false, fabricated: Quader
DHAKA, July 10, 2020 (BSS) – Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the statement of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir about the Election Commission (EC) is completely false, fabricated, motivated and conspiratorial.
“Such intentional and conspiratorial statement of Mirza Fakhrul Islam have deeply made the country’s people disappointed,” he said in a statement.
Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said showing respect to the country’s sovereignty and constitutional norms, a responsible leader of a political party cannot make such a comment.
At an online discussion, he said, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged that the EC has taken an initiative to amend the registration law of political parties aiming at bringing the ruling Awami League back to power and this process has begun from One-Eleven.
Condemning the statement of Fakhrul on behalf of the AL, he said such statement, which violates political norms, has made the country’s people disappointed.
Quader said removing a provisions relating to the registration of political parties from the Representation of the People Order (RPO) 1972, the EC is going to formulate a separate law in Bengal keeping its basic provisions intact.
The draft law, which the EC has released for opinion of the political parties, shows that the proposed law has been prepared to convert those parts of the RPO into Bengali, he added.
Responding to another remark of Fakhrul, the AL general secretary said holding by-elections is a matter of the EC and “we have nothing to do to this end”.
As there is a constitutional obligation for holding by-polls within 180 days after any seat falls vacant, he said, the EC is going to hold the by-polls to the Bogura-1 and the Jashore-6 constituencies on July 14 amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.