April 13, 2024

Diplomatic Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the government is taking all kinds of preparations to hold the country’s next general election in a free and fair manner.

“The next election will be held in a free and fair manner, and we are taking all kinds of preparations,” she said while outgoing Switzerland Ambassador Nathalie Chuard called on her at her Sangsad Bhaban office.
Prime Minister’s Speechwriter Md Nazrul Islam briefed the reporters after the meeting.
The Prime Minister said that after enacting Election Commission Law, the government has formed the neutral election commission through a search committee.
She added, “The foreign observes will come to oversee the election and they will do their job freely.”
Sheikh Hasina said the Election Commission of the country is totally independent and the government has no control over it and its budget.
Sheikh Hasina, also the president of the ruling Awami League, said that Awami League (AL) is the major political party of Bangladesh, which has its base up to the grassroots level.
She said, “This political party (AL) took birth from the mass people.”
The Prime Minister said that BNP and Jatiya Party took birth from the cantonment. Chives of these two parties first became president by illegally grabbing the state power, later they formed their political parties, she added.

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