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Govt won’t interfere in Dhaka city polls

Published: December 28, 2019 20:00:51 | Updated: January 02, 2020 14:03:51


Govt won’t interfere in Dhaka city polls

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the upcoming elections to the two city corporations of Dhaka will be free, fair and acceptable.

“The elections will be acceptable to all…the government has no intention to interfere in the election process,“ he said.

He came up with the remarks while addressing a programme organised by Dhaka University Sociology Department Alumni Association (DUSAA) at the university’s TSC auditorium, reports UNB. 

Quader, also the Awami League general secretary, said, “The government of Sheikh Hasina wants to see a fair election. We’ll provide all-out support to the Election Commission (EC) to do that.”

About the country’s rapid development, he said Bangladesh reached a unique position through a remarkable economic progress under Sheikh Hasina’s leadership.

The minister greeted the sociology alumni for introducing new scholarship named ‘Martyr Sheikh Kamal and Martyr Sultana Kamal Memorial Scholarship’ for 10 students.

Principal Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, who is also the president of DUSAA, presided over the function. DUSAA secretary Md Kamal Sharif and Dean of Social Sciences Faculty Dr Sadeka Halim also spoke at the function.       

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