DHAKA: A delegation of Non Government Organizations (NGOs) on Wednesday suggested the Election Commission (EC) to strengthen monitoring of the activities of the country’s political parties.
The representatives of NGOs also refrained from discussing the demarcation issue rather they placed some points to obtain advantages for their organization from the EC.
The suggestion came from a dialogue organized by the Election Commission at NEC Conference Centre in city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on demarcation of the constituencies.
Several NGOs urged the EC to increase the number of constituency although the EC is not the proper authority to do so.
Apart from this, representatives of several NGOs urged the election commission to form a new policy to monitor the activities of the political parties.
Some, also, urged the election commission to attach the NGOs to prepare voter list for the next general election.
But, Chief Election Commission (CEC) Kazi Rakib Uddin Ahmed avoided the queries of journalists.
The CSE said, “We have heard your opinions. But, the election commission will take steps according to the law.”
A draft will be prepared following discussion with the political parties, CSE said adding, “And the draft will be placed at the divisional level for hearing and the commission will finalize the matter.”
Election commissioners Abu Hafiz, Abdul Mubarak and Javed Ali were among others present in the dialogue.
BDST: 1720 HRS, NOV 22, 2012
Edited by: Palash Rahman, Newsroom Editor/ M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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