DHAKA: Workers Party of Bangladesh President Rashed Khan Menon on Wednesday said the fifteenth amendment to the constitution has shut up the way of fair and impartial polls in the country.
The lawmaker came up with the observation while addressing dialogue with the Election Commission (EC) at the commission’s office in the evening.
“We think there will be no fair and neutral election if article 123 (3) is implemented,” Menon, also a leader of Awami League led 14-party alliance, said.
He also said several ministries including Public Administration, LGED, Home and Finance Ministry should be taken under the EC during the election for conducting fair polls.
This left-leaning political leader, however, opposed deployment of army in the election although he thinks army can play role as a striking force during adverse period.
Menon led a 7-member team who put emphasis on controlling expenditure by the candidates during the polls.
He urged the EC to fix up the demarcation of constituencies by February in 2013.
BDST: 2045 HRS, NOV 28, 2012
Edited By: Palash Rahman, Newsroom Editor/ M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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