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Dhaka, Sept 26 (UNB) – Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Sunday voiced concern that both and the politics and politicians will disappear from Bangladesh if the ongoing ‘depoliticisation’ continues.
“What’s going on in the country in the name of parliamentary democracy is not democracy as per the constitution,” he said.
Speaking at a programme at Jatiya Party chairman’s Banani office, GM Quader alleged that ‘depoliticisation’ is going on in the country in the name of parliamentary democracy.
“If this depoliticisation continues, people will move out of politics, and then there’ll be no politics and politicians in the country,” he observed.
To get rid of depoliticisation, the Jatiya Party chief said the Election Commission must be formed by enacting a law. “The Election Commission has to be strengthened with ensuring all its powers as per the constitution.”
GM Quader, also the deputy opposition leader in parliament, said free, fair, neutral and acceptable polls will be possible only if all the branches of the government, including the executive one, work under the Election Commission during the election period.
He said people will start getting the taste of real democracy once their representatives are elected through fair elections.
At the programme, some leaders who have recently been promoted to different posts greeted GM Quader with bouquets.
Jatiya Party presidium members Shahidur Rahman Tepa, Advocate Rezaul Islam Bhuiyan, advisory council member Nazneen Sultana, organising secretary Syed Manzur Hossain Monju and office secretary MA Razzak Khan were, among others, present.