The federal government didn’t affect the Narayanganj Metropolis Company polls resulting from inside and exterior strain, native authorities specialists noticed at a programme.
Additionally they stated the federal government wished to convey a message to the folks by holding a good election in Narayanganj that free and truthful election is feasible beneath a partisan regime.
They, nonetheless, warned to not combine up the native authorities polls with the nationwide elections.
Their observations got here at a digital dialogue on the latest Narayanganj metropolis polls.
The Centre for Coverage Dialogue (CPD) organized the dialogue with its chairman Professor Rehman Sobhan within the chair.
Sushahsoner Jonno Nagorik secretary Badiul Alam Majumder introduced the keynote paper.
In his presentation, Badiul Alam stated the federal government was beneath strain as The USA didn’t invite Bangladesh on the Summit for Democracy and imposed sanction. Apart from, the political events of the nation demanded regulation for forming election fee.
The federal government wished to pacify these pressures and present that it’s dependable to carry elections beneath a partisan authorities, he added.
Badiul Alam additionally famous that the impartial function of the EC and the administration have helped holding the truthful elections in Narayanganj.
Concerning the allegations of Taimur Alam, he stated that there isn’t a scope to search out out the EVM forgery or recounting the votes casted. There isn’t any backup system of the data within the EVM.
“We have now to depend on the EC’s info which is severely beneath query,” he stated.
Native authorities knowledgeable Tofail Ahmed stated that Mayor Ivy maintained a clear picture since she was elected in 2011 resulting from her place in opposition to terrorism. She has labored sincerely for which individuals from all part supported her.
Former election commissioner M Shakhawat Hossain stated that everyone needs a peaceable surroundings in Narayanganj as it’s an industrial hub.
He warned relating to the confusion between native and nationwide elections.
“Narayanganj shouldn’t be the centre of energy. So, it is going to be a mistake to match the nationwide polls with the native one. The candidate additionally ought to be inclusive,” he stated.
Narayanganj Metropolis Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy stated that she personally didn’t like several violence in polls.
Concerning the low voter turnout, she stated that EVM was accountable for that.
“The variety of cubicles within the centres was much less whereas the voting course of was gradual. Apart from, there was a strain of voters because the fingerprint of many citizens didn’t match,” she stated.
In his speech of the chief visitor, Planning Minister MA Mannan stated that the ruling celebration has a agency choice and technique to consolidate the democracy.
He urged to consider the problems with EVM.