UN envoy meets CECNew Age Online
Visiting United Nations assistant secretary general for political affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco met the chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, at the Election Commission secretariat in the city on Sunday.
It was, however, not immediately known what they talked about during their about one and half an hour meeting as none of the sides spoke to he newsmen.
After the meeting, Fernandez-Taranco ploughed through crowded newsmen defying a volley of questions.
Director of EC’s public relations SM Asaduzzaman said a six member delegation led by Fernandez Taranco sat for the meeting with the CEC at 11:00am.
The UN’s special’s envoy is in Dhaka on a three-day tour to break the political deadlock in Bangladesh over the 10th parliamentary polls.
The UN delegation met the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, the opposition leader in parliament, Khaleda Zia, and others concerned ostensibly to broker a consensus among the conflicting political forces.
In his meeting with the prime minister, Fernandez-Taranco reportedly asked Sheikh Hasina to defer the polling date to accommodate all the political parties, but the prime minister said she had nothing to do in this regard.
‘It is the EC which takes the decision with regards to the polls,’ Sheikh Hasina reported to have replied.
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