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New law for party registration to control politics: politicians

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:35, Sep 23,2020

 
 

Politicians from the opposition camp on Tuesday said that Awami League government had ‘seized’ the constitutional rights of people.

There is no alternative to united movements to restore the rights, they said at a discussion meeting in Dhaka.

Rajnoitik Daler Nibandhan Podhati Batiler Dabi Parishad organised the meeting with its president and Sonar Bangla party general secretary Harun-or-Rashid in the chair.

Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna said that the Awami League government had ‘destroyed’ the voting and others basic democratic rights of people.

In the name of enacting a law for registrations of political parties the government is trying to contain participation of the parties in politics, Mahmudur said.

He called on all the opposition political parties to be united to end the ‘fascist rule’ of the Awami League government.

Gonosamhati Andolan chief coordinator Zonayed Saki said that without movements the rights of the people could not be restored.

Awami League has introduced an ‘autocratic rule’ in the name of ‘democracy of development’, Saki said.

Revolutionary Workers Party general secretary Saiful Huq said that the law for registration of political parties was contrary to the constitution.

The government will try to control politics with the law, Saiful said.

The present Election Commission has destroyed the electoral system, Saiful added.

Bangladesh NAP general secretary Golam Mostafa Bhuiyan said that the government was trying to establish its absolute control over politics of the country.

Member secretary of the parishad, Abdul Monem, among others,  took part in the discussion meeting.

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