Selection of new EC members logical: JP

Expressing satisfaction over formation of the new Election Commission (EC), Jatiya Party (JP) co-chair GM Quader today said the process of selecting the new chief election commissioner and other election commissioners was logical and acceptable.

The party hoped that the fresh EC will set a new example through holding a fair, neutral and acceptable national election, he said.

JP came up with its formal reaction at a press conference at the party chairperson HM Ershad’s Banani office in Dhaka this afternoon.

Asked what he thinks about the new EC, Quader said time is yet to come to make any comment on it.

“We will observe their activities. We will get evaluation of general people on their activities. Then we will come up with our reaction on time,” he added.

Asked whether JP has confidence on the new EC, party’s secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader said there is no scope to raise question over the appointment of the new EC and those who were selected.

“The question is whether the new election commission will be able to hold a free and fair election in the country,” Hawlader said.

source: Daily star