Ershad proposes interim govt during elections
October 09 2017 11:25 PM
H M Ershad speaks during a press conference in Dhaka.

By Mizan Rahman/Dhaka

Main parliamentary opposition Jatiya Party yesterday proposed formation of an interim government proportionally with representatives from all the parties that have currently representation in the parliament after announcement of schedule for the 11th national election.
A Jatiya Party delegation, led by its chairman and prime minister’s special envoy H M Ershad, joined the election commission’s dialogue, beginning at 11am in the headquarters of the commission in Dhaka.
The party placed an eight-point proposal at the meeting held with chief election commissioner K M Nurul Huda.
According to a statement, the party said the interim government will be formed dissolving the parliament and the members of the interim cabinet will have to be appointed on the recommendations of political parties’ chiefs.
Jatiya Party also proposed deployment of armed forces throughout the country during the election.
The EC’s talk with BNP is on October 15 and that with ruling Awami League is on October 18.
The commission started dialogues with 40 registered political parties on August 24 last to seek their opinions over the EC’s preparation for the next general election likely to be held in December 2018.
The EC has so far held dialogues with 25 registered parties.

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