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Roadmap can't solve political crisis: Fakhrul

Published : Sunday, 16 July, 2017 at 3:35 PM Count : 991

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said that creating an impartial election environment was a political crisis which cannot be solved by a polls-time roadmap.

The BNP leader came up with this reaction at the BNP’s Naya Paltan Central office immediately after the election commission  unveiled a roadmap for next general election.

Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda unveiled a booklet of the road map  at the Election Commission office today.

Earlier, the Election Commission finalised the roadmap incorporating seven agenda.

The BNP secretary general said,"Roadmap is not the main factor, the main thing is that how the election will be held? What will be the government stance and what will be the  EC's role?"

Reiterating a polls-time supportive government, Fakkhrul said, "The crisis will not be solved with this roadmap without discussing matter regarding the supportive government."

UNB adds : The agenda are electoral law reform, making electoral process time-befitting one, delimitation of constituencies, updating the voter list, preparing the list of possible polling stations, inviting application from new political parties to be registered with the EC, and the capacity building of officials for holding the national election.

As per the roadmap, the commission will start dialogue with political parties and other stakeholders on July 31 next.

The dialogue will begin with talks with civil society members. The dialogue with journalists will be held in August, while with 40 registered political parties from August to September next.

Besides, the Commission will sit in separate dialogues with election observers, women leaders and election management experts in October next.

According to the roadmap, the Commission will complete re-demarcation of 300 parliamentary constituencies by December 2017.

RU/NS/LY





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