Representation of people (amendment) Bill-2023 placed in JS
SANGSAD BHABAN, June 5, 2023 (BSS) - Representation of the people (Amendment) Bill 2023 was placed in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) aiming to hold free fair and acceptable national parliament elections.
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today placed the bill in the House with Speaker of the JatiyaSangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.
While placing the bill, the minister said the proposed act is essential to establish a strong foundation for holding a free fair and impartial national parliament election.
Criticizing the proposed bill, opposition lawmaker Fakhrul Imam of Mymensingh-8 said that the new amendment bill will restrict the liberty of the election commission as the new law would be exercised on the particular polling centers where the violence would take place instead of all the polling centers in a particular constituency.
The minister urged the House to send the bill to the concerned parliamentary standing committee for providing reports within fifteen days.