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BNP’s demand for changing field admin baseless: AL

02 Dec,2018

BDchronicle:

The ruling Awmai League on Sunday said the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s demand of reshuffling field-level administration is baseless as the party already agreed to contest polls under this government.

After a meeting between Awami League and the commission, prime minister’s political adviser HT Imam told reporters that reshuffle in public administration is impossible in this stage as such reshuffling is not possible without changing the government.

A seven-member delegation headed by HT Imam, also co-chairman of Awami League’s national election conducting committee, met the commission a day after a seven-member BNP delegation headed by its standing committee member Moudud Ahmed met it EC to place its demand for reshuffling the administration.

Replying to a question, Imam said there is nothing political in the rejection of BNP’s jailed chairperson Khaleda Zia’s nomination papers as it is basically the issue of the commission and the High Court.

He also said that BNP is violating the electoral code of conduct by organising a meeting at Syedpur Airport led by BNP general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir which was clear violation of the electoral code.

He said that providing security to the foreign election observers would be a tough job in the polls time alongside dealing with a huge number of local election observers from 118 organisations.

‘Even then if we continue inviting foreign observers, the situation of security will be worse. So we need to be alert over this matter,’ he said.

He urged the commission not to allow any foreign journalist to observe elections if they come with journalist or tourist visa.

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