Jukto Front turns to President for talks over election issues

06 Nov 2018, 13:57

NTV Online
Chairman of Bikolpa Dhara Bangladesh-led Jukto Front Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury. File Photo

Dhaka: Chairman of Bikolpa Dhara Bangladesh-led Jukto Front Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Tuesday sent a letter to President Abdul Hamid seeking talks with him over the upcoming general election.

Besides, BDB Secretary Maj (retd) Abdul Mannan sent a letter to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda urging him to sit with the party leaders by November 9 for a discussion on various election issues, reports the UNB.

In the letter sent to the President at Bangabhaban around 10am, B Chowdhury said, ‘Jukto Front leaders are eager to discuss some important issues with you.’

He also said, ‘According to the constitution, the Election Commission is mainly responsible for holding the election…the Commission remains under the absolute control of President during the election. So, we want to discuss the Election Commission’s authority and responsibilities with you aiming to make the election process neutral.’

The Jkukta Front chief also requested the President to fix the date for the talks by Wednesday as the time is very short.

In the letter sent to the CEC, Abdul Mannan requested the Commission to fix a date for discussion with a Jukta Front delegation by November 9.

BDB’s Organisational Secretary Barrister Omar Farroque carried the letter to the Commission.