Chief Election

Chief Election Commissioner ‘very happy’

MNA National Desk: Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda has said he is ‘very happy’ with the outcome of the dialogue with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

“The BNP has joined the dialogue after a long time. Not only us, the nation was also waiting for it” CEC Nurul Huda told to news agency after the discussion with the BNP.

“It was a successful dialogue. They have talked positively. They neither said anything negative nor brought any allegation.

“We are very happy to be able to hold the talks,” the Chief Election Commissioner also added.

During the election commission’s dialogue with the principal opposition party at the Election Bhaban on Sunday, the former bureaucrat further said the BNP’s founder late president Ziaur Rahman restored multi-party democracy in the country.

Earlier, BNP placed its 20-point proposal, including holding the next polls under a supportive government, deployment of army with magistracy power, and dissolving the current parliament before the election, in a dialogue with the EC.

During the nearly three-hour dialogue with the commission, the party also proposed withdrawing all the ‘false’ cases filed against its leaders and activists, including party chief Khaleda Zia, before the election, the release of arrested party leaders and activists and stopping killing, enforced disappearance and repressive acts.

Talking to reporters after the dialogue, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir briefed reporters about their party proposals.

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