PM will not budge to hold elections as per ConstitutionNew Age Online
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said she will not budge an inch from Bangladesh’s Constitution to hold next general elections.
‘Whatever actions will follow will comply with our Constitution and from here we will not move an inch,’ she said.
In a press conference that was televised live, she said process of holding elections complying with the Constitution should be commenced, breaking the tradition of holding polls unconstitutionally.
There was no smooth transition of power after 1975 and the people had to shed their blood for guaranteeing their franchise, Sheikh Hasina said.
She said the Awami League-led government has ensured the people’s power by disproving provisions to assume power extra-constitutionally.
Replying to the questions of the journalists, Shiekh Hasina said after the verdict of High Court and amendment to the Constitution on election-time government, none should debate on this issue.
Regarding any constitutional crisis that may arise after October 25 this year as AL ends its tenure; the Prime Minister insisted that no constitutional crisis will be created.
‘They (BNP) want to create constitutional crisis but it would not happen again,’ she said.
Dwelling on the construction of the Padma Bridge she told the journalists that the physical works of the bridge had already started with Bangladesh’s own funds.
Shiekh Hasina, in the press conference that was held in her official residence ‘Ganabhaban’, said that she came up with good news for the nation. She announced that the Bangladeshi scientists had sequenced DNA for local-variety jute after unraveling the genome for ‘Tosha’ variety of the natural fibre.
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