Next election under current parliament: Tofail

Published: December 26, 2017 18:08:58 | Updated: December 27, 2017 21:17:45


Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said next national election will be held under the existing parliament.

The Awami League advisor said the constitution gives this parliament's validity up until January 29, 2019 and the election will be held without dissolving it.

Commerce Minister came up with these remarks in response to journalists' queries after he attended an extended meeting of Bhola district unit Awami League on Tuesday.

Tofail Ahmed said the elections of the maximum countries of the world are being held under the ruling party.

No matter whatever BNP says, the minister said, the next national election will be conducted by the Election Commission under existing parliament and under the ruling party.

There are no other possibilities, Commerce Minister asserted.

Minister said if BNP go to for another movement against the government, they would fail and become losers.

So, it will be reasonable for BNP to take preparation for the election, he added.

According to UNB, Members of Parliament of Bhola-2 constituency, Ali Azam, Chairman of Bhola Zila (District) Parishad and General Secretary of District unit Awami League, Abdul Momin Tulu, organizing secretary, Habidul Haque Bahalul, Bhola Municipality mayor, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, among others, were present there.

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