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AL wants no more 'controversy' over polls: Hasina

Published : Wednesday, 11 January, 2017 at 7:11 PM Count : 271
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Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said her party does not want any controversy over the elections in future, according to a press release of the Bangabhaban on Wednesday.

"The party, that will be elected by the people, will run the country, and Awami League expects only that," the prime minister said.

Sheikh Hasina said these while holding talks with President Abdul Hamid at the presidential palace Bangabhaban.

AL president also said her party will extend its support the initiative taken by the president.

President Abdul Hamid said the cooperation of all political parties and the stability of law and order are necessary to hold a fair election.

The president also hoped that it would be possible to form a strong election commission with the cooperation of all political parties.    
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has claimed the dialogue with the president has been effective on the formation of the Election Commission.

Obaidul made the remark after coming out of Bangabhaban to the waiting journalists following the dialogue on the reconstitution of EC with president Abdul Hamid on Wednesday evening.

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led a 19-member ruling party delegation to the dialogue which continues from 4:05pm to 5:35pm.

AL briefed the media on its proposal and recommendations on the formation of EC at the AL president's political office at Dhanmondi at 6:30pm on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the president has held talks on the formation of EC with 23 registered political parties. The tenure of current EC would expire next month.


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