Joy’s installation the biggest event in Bangladesh’s political history: SuranjitNew Age Online
Minister without portfolio Suranjit Sengupta on Thursday termed the installation of Prime Minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy in Bangladesh’s politics as the biggest event in the recent political history of the country.
He said the nation had long been earnestly waiting for Joy’s installation as the competent inheritor of the founding President of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
‘At the eventide of our life, we have been earnestly waiting for new leadership installation. We wish him Godspeed. We hope this new leadership would bring peace and prosperity to this land,’ Suranjit said.
He hoped that Joy’s leadership would be creative and would instill spirit to turn Bangladesh in to a middle-income and modern country.
Addressing a discussion at the Institution of Diploma Engineers, the Awami League advisory council member said, with Joy’s step in to politics a new dimension is added to the country’s political arena.
The veteran politician also gave his worrisome opinion on extra-judicial killing in Bangladesh.
About the death of two persons, including prime suspect of Juba League leader Milky murder case, in a shootout, Suranjit said ruling Awami League never supports any extra-judicial killing in the country.
‘Ahead of national elections, this sort of extra-judicial killings would fuel the opposition camp to utilise it as propaganda platform against Awami League,’ he observed.
The veteran parliamentarian also made remarks on a recent debate on amendments to Representation of People Order regarding holding elections and Election Commission’s discretion on canceling bad candidates.
He said: In absence of article 91 (E) of Representation of People Order, the elections were held from 1973 through 2001. ‘It was included in the RPO in 2008. I think keeping it or excluding article 91 (E) would make no impact on holding free and fair elections,’ he said.
Suranjit termed the present time as the most sensitive and urged the Election Commission not to create any confusion over any electoral laws ahead of the next general elections.
‘Without discussing with all political parties, the EC should not make decision about brining any amendment to the RPO before the election,’ he noted.
Nouka Samorthok Goastee---a platform of the supporters of Awami League’s election symbol---organised the discussion addressed among others by organising secretary of Awami League Ahmed Hossain and general secretary of the host organisation Fatema Zaman Sathi.
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