Published:  02:06 AM, 22 May 2022

Free, fair election uncertain

Says GM Quader

Free, fair election uncertain
Jatiya Party Chairman Golam Mohammad Quader has expressed doubt that a free, fair and credible election is uncertain under the authoritarian government.

GM Quader, also the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, made the comments while speaking at a program at the Jatiya Party Chairman's Banani office. GM Quader said, "The administration or the constitutional institutions are helpless before an authoritarian government."

The Jatiya Party chief said the Prime Minister has already announced that the next national election will be held using the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

"If the EVM is not used in all the constituencies, it would be used in the constituencies where the ruling party candidates are unable to openly establish their influence," he observed.

GM Quader said Jatiya Party does not want a farcical election in the country.If the Election Commission invited their party to join a dialogue with it they will take a positive decision through discussions in their party forum, he added.GM Quader said Awami League and BNP have introduced a colonial rule in the country. "Administrators were appointed to exploit the people during the colonial period. Administrators were accountable only to the government, not to the common people."

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