New EC to be constituted as per law: Quader


Dhaka, Sept 18: Awami League General Secretary and Road  Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said new Election  Commission (EC) will be formed as per the law.

“BNP has started hatching new conspiracies before the formation of new  Election Commission. The party is making their evil attempts to make the EC  controversial as the country approaches the next parliament elections,” he  said.

Quader was addressing a meeting of AL secretariat at the party’s  Bangabandhu Avenue central office here.

He said the outgoing EC was constituted at the call of the President  through search committee after discussing with all registered political  parties while there was representation of all parties including BNP.

The EC will also be formed in all acceptable ways this time too, he added.

The AL general secretary said the next national elections will be held in  due time as per the Constitution and conference of the AL will also be  organised in specified time.

There is no instance of holding council of Awami League (AL) before  specific time, he said. Quader said AL doesn’t have ‘jumbo jet’ central  committee like BNP.

“Our incumbent committee’s tenure will end in December next year. BNP had  formed 501-member ‘jumbo jet’ committee before our national council. Through  media reports we came to know BNP now held its first meeting of that  executive committee,” he said.

He continued BNP is now holding series meetings but the matter of internal  democracy of the party doesn’t come up in those meetings.

The AL general secretary said BNP is holding secret meetings for hatching  series conspiracies in the name of series meetings without practicing  internal democracy inside the party.

These meetings are being held to find ways how to hatch intrigues against  the government, how the party would oust the government and how they would  incite the communal forces, he said.

Quader said BNP plots to make the democratic system controversial.

“BNP has started their new conspiracies centering the formation of the new  Election Commission,” he said, urging people to resist BNP’s all sorts of  intrigues against the country and the government.

He said BNP would get befitting reply if they want to carry out any  disorder.

“BNP formed committee one year before ours. They didn’t even hold  conference of any district-upazila units of the party,” he said.

BNP only utters hollow words of democracy but they don’t hold council and  form committee and there is no democracy inside the party, he said,  questioning that how they would establish democracy in the country.

“There is no democracy in BNP which was formed by Zia who grasped the state  power illegally,” he added.

Obaidul Quader chaired the secretariat meeting of AL.   Party’s Joint General Secretaries Mahbubul-Alam Hanif, Dr Dipu Moni and AFM

Bahauddin Nasim, Organizing Secretaries Ahmad Hossain, BM Mozammel Haque, SM  Kamal Hossain and Shafiul Alam Nadel, Labour Affairs Secretary Habibur Rahman  Siraj, Liberation War Affairs Secretary Mrinal Kanti Das, Education and Human  Resources Secretary Shamsun Nahar Chapa, Science and Technology Affairs  Secretary Abdus Sabur, Cultural Affairs Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil, Relief and  Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Office Secretary Barrister Biplab

Barua, Woman Affairs Secretary Meher Afroz Chumki, Forest and Environment  Secretary Delwar Hossain, Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan and other  members of the AL secretariat joined the meeting.