Party registration rules contrary to public rights Left leaders

first_imgLeft-leaning leaders have called rules and regulations set by the election commission (EC) for registration of new political parties contradictory to constitutional rights of the people, reports UNB.The leaders of Ganasanghati Andolan came up with the observation at a roundtable at the Jatiya Press Club on Wednesday, following rejection of most of the applications for registration by the EC.The terms and conditions of the EC’s party registration rules were set in such a way that new parties would certainly fail to get registered, the leaders alleged at the roundtable chaired by Ganasanghati Andolan convener Zonayed Saki.Such rules, they insisted, are against the people’s right to form political party and contest elections. Certain provisions of such rules have made it difficult get a new party registered.The election commission on 30 October 2016 issued a notice for new party registration for general elections and Ganasanghati Andolan submitted its application on 31 December 2017 as per the rules, they said.On 8 April, the organisation also submitted all the required documents as per the rule of the EC and it was scheduled to conduct field-level inspection, if necessary, they said.But the EC before any field inspection, cancelled the applications of 73 parties among 75 stating that they failed to fulfill the terms and conditions and regulations of party registration and they (EC) did not even give any explanation over it, they added.They also presented some observations about the loopholes of the new party registration rules, and hoped that the EC would take positive decision about Ganasanghati Andolan and other political parties who applied for registration.The programme was also addressed by president of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) Muzahidul Islam Selim, president of Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (BSD), Khalekuzzaman, Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Jahangirnagar University professor Anu Muhammad, and journalist and columnist Syed Abul Maksud.last_img

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