Supportive govt through movement: FakhrulSupportive govt through movement: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on November 17, 2017, speaks of materialising a non-party supportive government for the next elections through a tough movement.

 

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today spoke of materialising a non-party supportive government for the next elections through a tough movement.

“The upcoming general election must have to be held under a supportive government,” he said after placing wreath the grave of Maolana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani this noon.

“Otherwise, we will wage a tough movement to materialise the demand,” he added.

Fakhrul along with a good number of leaders and activists of the party went to Santosh in Tangail and placed wreath at the grave of the legendary politician marking his 41st death anniversary.

“A repressive and oppressive government is hanging on to power forcibly,” Fakhrul said calling up on his party men to unite and wage a movement.

“We all will have to participate in the movement so that people can exercise their voting rights in the upcoming general election,” he added.

Moudud for caretaker govt for next polls

BNP leader Moudud Ahmed

BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed on November 17, 2017, calls upon Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to restore the provision caretaker government.

 

BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed today called upon Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to restore the provision for caretaker government.

His call comes at a time when the BNP are calling for non-party supportive government for the next elections and the ruling Awami League remaining firm on polls under the current government.

“Khaleda Zia set up an instance by introducing caretaker government system. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina should also set an instance by restoring the provision for the sake of holding the next general election in a fair manner,” Moudud said.

Moudud said the ruling Awami League, with its two-third majority in parliament, has the power to amend the constitution and bring back the provision of caretaker government.

Next election under Hasina govt: Law minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq

Law Minister Anisul Huq on November 17, 2017 asserted that the parliamentary election will be held under Sheikh Hasina’s administration. Photo: Courtesy

 

In response to opposition demands regarding non-party supportive government, Law Minister Anisul Huq today asserted that the polls will be held under Sheikh Hasina’s administration.

“The constitution has stipulated that the parliamentary election will be held under the latest elected government,” the minister said at a public meeting held in Brahmanbaria district today.

“Accordingly, the next parliamentary election will be held under Sheikh Hasina-led government,” Anisul Huq said and added that the election will be conducted by the Election Commission.

He said the 2019’s national election will be held in a free and fair manner and announced that he would contest in the election from Brahmanbaria-4 (Kosba-Akhaura) constituency.

The law minister also urged all to cast their votes for Awami League in next general election and to give befitting reply if anybody tries go for terrorism in the name of the polls.

The law minister was addressing the public meeting on the occasion of inauguration of a new electricity connection at Kalinagar village in Akhaura upazila of Brahmanbaria.

‘Govt moving for 9th wage board next week’

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader.

 

Bangladesh government will move for implementing the ninth wage board for journalists next week, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said today.

The “positive move” Quader spoke about in a programme at Jatiya Press Club is under “direct orders from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina”.

Journalists have been demanding 9th wage board for about a year now. They say, it is for creating a balance after the government doubled the salary of civil servants.

The government has said it is in favour of implementing the new wage board. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blamed the media owners to be standing in the way.

Obaidul Quader, also the general secretary of ruling Awami League, was speaking at a programme organised to herald the recognition of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s March 7 speech.

SC to get more judges after appointment of CJ: Minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq

Law Minister Anisul Huq and captain of the One Day Internationals for Bangladesh national cricket team Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on November 15, 2017 attended an anti-narcotics programme at the city's Prottoy Medical Hospital. Photo: Rafiul Islam

 

Law Minister Anisul Huq today said the shortage of Appellate Division judges will be fulfilled after the president appoints the new chief Justice.

Appointments of both CJ and Appellate Division judges are the prerogative of the president under the constitution, the minister said while addressing a programme at Prottoy Medical Hospital in capital’s Baridhara area.

“I cannot say when, where and how chief justice will be appointed...it is his (president’s) matter,” the minister told reporters in reply to a query at an anti-narcotics programme.

There is no timeframe for appointment of a chief justice under the constitution and the president will do it in his own time, Anisul said.

Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Mia, senior most judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, will carry out the responsibilities of the chief justice until the new CJ is appointed, he said.

The law minister said he will meet the Appellate Division Judges tomorrow afternoon to talk about the disciplinary rules for lower court judges where chief justice issue will not be discussed.

 

Current captain of the One Day Internationals for Bangladesh national cricket team Mashrafe Bin Mortaza also attended the event as special guest.

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