Start upazila election preparations: Quader

Moloy Saha | Published: 00:17, Jan 14,2019 | Updated: 00:30, Jan 14,2019


Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, on Sunday instructed the party leaders and activists to begin preparations for taking part in the next upazila parishad elections scheduled for March.
While talking to reporters at the party’s central office at Bangabandhu avenue, Quader, also road transport and bridges minster, hoped that BNP, Oikya Front and others political parties would participate in the elections.
The Election Commission is planning to hold the 5th elections to the upazila parishad in phases starting from March this year, which would be contested under political banners.
Addressing a news briefing at his office, EC secretary Helaluddin Ahmed on January 1, told reporters that the commission was planning to hold the polls in March as the examinations of SSC and HSC would take place respectively in February and April.
We do not consider our opposition parties as weaker ones and also we like to take part in the elections with a competitive environment, Quader said.
Quader also said that party president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina would hold post-polls view exchange session with all political parties.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, before the 11th parliamentary polls, held a dialogue on election issue with 75 political parties. ‘She will invite the leaders of political parties for
taking part in the view exchange session soon,’ Quader said.
Between November 1 and 8, Jatiya Oikya Front, Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Jukta Front and others attended the dialogue at Ganabhaban, the official residence of the prime minister, Quader added.
For the post-polls dialogue, the leaders of Oikya Front, Jukta Front, Awami League-led alliance, Jatiya Party and other
political parties would get invitation letters soon, Quader said.
Joint general secretaries of the party Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Abdur Rahman, organising secretaries Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury and others attended the press briefing among others.  

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