“I can assure you that Khaleda Zia will take part in the next general election under the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina-led government as she has no other alternative,” said Tofail while talking to reporters at his Secretariat office after the eid vacation.
“The next general election will be held in 2019 under the Sheikh Hasina-led government as in most of the countries, ruling government holds general election. Recent elections in UK and USA also were held under the ruling government,” he added.
“According to the constitution, the Election Commission will supervise the election and the polls-time government will provide them necessary support. Sheikh Hasina will lead the polls-time government and there is no room for others,” said Tofail. “The next general election will be held in a free, fair and inclusive manner. Whoever wants to take part in the election or not is a concern of the EC,” the minister added.