Finance minister AMA Muhith on Thursday criticised the skeptics of free and fair atmosphere for the upcoming general election, calling them bogus.
He noted that present election system, an outcome of the Awami League-led reform initiative, was best in the world.
He also hinted that his brother might contest in the next polls as he would not offer his candidature.
Muhith made the remarks when his attention was drawn to the demands of opposition parties for an election under a neutral government, dissolution of parliament, reconstitution of election commission as prerequisites to the free and fair election.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Bikolpadhara Bangladesh president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, Gono Forum president Kamal Hossain, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal faction president ASM Abdur Rob and Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna recently made the demands ahead of general election, scheduled later this year.
‘All these are unrealistic and illogical demands,’ Muhith said while talking to reporters at a function at the secretariat on payment of Tk 6.24 as dividends by Grameen Bank.
Stating that both the general elections held in 2014 and 2008 as fair he said it was unfortunate that BNP did not take part in the last general election.
Earlier, he said his remarks he made of Wednesday regarding the possible poll schedule on December 27 was a calculation by himself as a senior citizen.
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