Election Commissioner Md Alamgir said on Wednesday that Bangladesh Jamaat-e Islami can get registration under a different name if they fulfill all the conditions.
“If anyone seeks registration, they will have to come up as a new party. If they fulfill all the conditions, they will get registration. And if they fail, they will not get it,” he said.
He made the comment when he talked to reporters at his office at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city’s Agargaon area.
Alamgir said the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami was cancelled as its charter was not consistent with the Constitution and the spirit of the Liberation War.
“If now any new political party applies for registration and their charter is consistent with our Constitution and the spirit of the Liberation War, there is no war criminal among them and fulfills all other conditions, you can’t brand someone as a Jamaat man,” he said.
He, however, said there is no scope for any party to get registered as Jamaat-e-Islami now.
The deadline for new political parties to apply for registration will expire on October 30.
The High Court declared the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami illegal in 2013 and the EC cancelled its registration in 2018.
Replying to another question, he said the provision for the registered political parties to ensure at least 33 percent women in their all-level committees by 2030 was not so realistic.
“Those who incorporate it in the law didn’t consider the reality,” he said, adding that the political parties were also not so sincere to fulfill the provision.
Alamgir said the Election Commission has now recommended the extension of the deadline for fulfilling the target to 2030.
According to the Representation of Public Order, a registered political party needs to fix the goal of reserving at least 33 percent of all committee positions for women including the central committee and successively achieving this goal by 2020.
But the political parties failed to meet the goal by 2020.