Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said the Election Commission (EC) will conduct the next national election independently under the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and there will be no interference from the government side.
“The 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Election will be held as per the schedule and the government will assist the Election Commission in holding the polls. I hope that all political parties including BNP participate,” said Tofail Ahmed while speaking at the grand finale and prize distribution of debating competition for university students here.
Debate for Democracy and ATN Bangla jointly organized the competition ‘People’s confidence in Election Commission has been increased’ at FDC auditorium with Hasan Ahmed Kiron in the chair.
Tofail said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had tried the best to ensure participation of all political parties in the 10th parliament election.
“Sheikh Hasina invited BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for talks and assured her of giving important ministries, he said, but BNP ignored Awami League’s proposals and carried out subversive activities,” he added.
“I hope that BNP does not take the same stand this time,” Tofail said.