Senior Reporter: Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud has said that the President will again form the Election Commission through a ‘search committee.
He was responding to a question from reporters after a meeting with representatives of the Editor’s Forum in the conference room of the Information Ministry at the Secretariat on Thursday.
The governing body has the authority to form the Election Commission. In the absence of law, the President has been forming it with recommendations through the search committee.
Two days ago, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir objected to the formation of the Election Commission through a search committee, saying it was a “deception” with the people.
In response, the Information Minister said, “Mr. Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaks every day. He said the same thing every day. There is no difference in words. ”
“The last election commission was formed through a search committee. He has been appointed a staunch supporter of the BNP in the Election Commission. The fact that the search committee is working properly can be understood only by looking at the Election Commission. The Election Commission will be formed through the search committee again. ”
Regarding the BNP’s demand for a non-partisan government during the elections, Awami League joint general secretary Hasan Mahmud said, “There will never be a caretaker government in Bangladesh.
“According to the constitution, the current government will be in charge of the elected government. Routine will work. And the election will be under the Election Commission. Elections are not held under the government. This is the case in all developed countries. It will be the same in our country. ”
‘Clean feed implementation will be tough’
Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud has said that there will be austerity measures taken by the government to implement clean feed on foreign channels.
He said, “Implementing clean feed was not an easy task. It has not been implemented in 15 years. We have taken the initiative once before. It was not possible to do that on various excuses. This time we have implemented the decision by doing groundwork in advance and informing all the places that can be discussed. So we will not budge from this decision. ”
Clean feed means it can’t contain any ads Foreign advertisements are also seen on foreign channels shown in Bangladesh. The government has been strict to stop it.