EC to conduct next election: Nasim

Published: March 17, 2018 20:39:09 | Updated: March 19, 2018 18:52:52


Health Minister Mohammed Nasim has said the Election Commission will conduct next national parliamentary election.

"We have strong and independent Election Commission. The election will be held under the commission," he said on Saturday.

The Awami League presidium member came up with the comment while addressing at a discussion as chief guest at Dhaka University (DU).

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) DU Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujiber Rahman Hall unit arranged the programme to observe the 98th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation.

The government, headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, will not interfere in the election, Nasim said.

Citing the examples of USA and India he said, there is no confusion that the election will be held like other democratic countries.

Giving the example of Bangladesh's graduating from least-developed country (LDC) to a developing one, the minister said, "It was possible only for our Prime Minister's strong leadership."

According to UNB, the health minister urged all to keep faith in the leadership of Sheikh Hasina for the country's further development.

Presided over by BCL Hall unit president Rakibul Islam Badhon, Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Hall Provost Prof Mofizur Rahman, BCL central committee President Saifur Rahman Sohag, and general secretary SM Jakir Hossain, DU BCL president Abid Al Hasan and general secretary Motahar Hossain Prince also addressed the programme.

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