‘It is EC’s responsibility to hold free, fair polls’

‘It is EC’s responsibility to hold free, fair polls’

Dhaka, Sep 8 (Just News): Former Adviser to the caretaker government M Hafizuddin Khan today said it is the Election Commission’s constitutional responsibility to hold free and fair parliamentary elections.

At a roundtable organised by The Dhaka Forum, a think-tank, Hafizuddin said that if the EC fails to do so then they will have to face punishment for violating constitutional responsibility.

Hafizuddin was addressing a roundtable on ‘development, democracy and good governance’ at the Jatiya Press Club this morning.

He also urged for a “single-issue” movement to ensure free and fair polls as there are only three months left for the elections.

Meanwhile, Dr Salehuddin Ahmed, former governor of Bangladesh Bank and president of The Dhaka Forum said “development and democracy is required simultaneously otherwise this development will not be sustainable.”