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Quader: MPs can not interfere in upazila elections

  • Elections to be held without party symbol
  • ‘Organizational actions will be taken if anyone violates party discipline’
Update : 30 Mar 2024, 05:47 PM

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the members of parliament (MPs) can not influence or interfere in upazila elections.
"The elections will be held without party symbol. So, the purpose of the polls must be made successful. Lawmakers can not interfere in the polls," he said while exchanging views with the party's leaders and workers of the Rangpur division in Dhaka.
Quader said: "Upazila polls are ahead. On your (leaders and workers) request, the prime minister has brought the scopes for you to contest the polls in a new way through open competitions."
He said those who want to contest the polls can participate in it.

"We want a free and fair election without any influence from anyone. From the very beginning, we are monitoring the organizational process. If anyone makes any irresponsible comment, it puts impact on the entire party discipline," he said.
Organizational actions will be taken if anyone violates party discipline, he added.
The minister said many people made different comments over the national elections. There were concerns over the polls but everything was overcome through the completions in the elections, he said.
A total of 80 countries and 32 organizations congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her reelection as the prime minister of Bangladesh and expressed their willingness to work with Bangladesh jointly, he said.
The minister urged the party leaders and workers to create a bridge with the common people and make an organizational bridge between districts and upazilas, and upazilas and unions.

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