Ershad terms district council elections ‘meaningless’

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Dhaka, November 20: Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Sunday said his party would not take part in the upcoming first ever district council elections.

Ershad, also a special adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, made the assertion while talking to reporters after speaking at a programme in the capital.

Terming the district council polls as ‘meaningless’, Ershad said, adding, “We won’t take part in Zila Parishad polls. Because, this election is meaningless. At least 145 people have been killed during union parishad elections. We don’t believe the politics for killings, terrorism and arms.”

JP called upon the government to hold talks with other political representatives of the parliament before formation of a new Election Commission (EC).

He also urged the government to form the new EC for holding a free and fair election.

Earlier on Thursday, BNP announced to boycott the district council elections.

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