EC not working at govt’s order: Quader

Staff Correspondent
16 January 2020, Thu
Published: 03:54

EC not working at govt’s order: Quader

Awami Leauge Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said that the ruling government is not interfering with elections to the Dhaka south (DSCC) and north (DNCC) city corporations.

He said the government is not interfering with the election process. “It never will,” he added.

“The Election Commission (EC) is not working at the order of the ruling government. It is working independently,” he told on Thursday to reporters, responding to BNP’s allegation of influencing the EC’s work.

The people should abide by the order passed by the High Court regarding deferment of the Dhaka city polls, he told: “Elections to the two city corporations will be held on January 30 (as per the court’s order)." 

And he requesting demonstrators to call off their protests. Quader said: “Definitely, the EC should have considered it.”

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