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AL against further polls deferral
The ruling Awami League on Wednesday urged the Election Commission not to defer the polls schedule further from December 30 opposing the demand of opposition Jatiya Oikya Front.
A delegation of the ruling party made the demand in a meeting with the EC, hours after a team of JOF held a meeting with the commission demanding the polls deferral by three weeks.
Emerged from the meeting the delegation leader prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s political adviser HT Imam told reporters that the opposition alliance demanding to defer the election schedule to foil the polls.
He said that they demanded the commission not to defer the polls schedule for even a single day.
He also said that the delegation also urged the EC to take stern action against Bangladesh Nationalist Party for clashing with police, violating the electoral code of conduct in front of BNP office at Naya Paltan.
He said that AL also sold nomination forms among the party’s aspirant candidates without any hassle in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.
While reporters asked him about the killing of two people in clashes between AL rival groups who had gathered at the party’s Dhanmondi office to buy nomination forms for the Dhaka -13 constituency on Saturday, HT Imam said that it was a road accident.
Among others PM’s adviser Mashiur Rahman, AL leaders Rashidul Alam, Dipu Moni, Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury and Fazilatunnesa Bappi took part at the meeting.