[Dhaka Correspondent] Chief election commissioner, ATM Shamsul Huda, believes the state of emergency should be in force even during the next parliamentary elections so that law and order situation is controlled and fair, peaceful polling is ensured.
“Law and order must be strictly controlled during the next parliamentary elections. So that free and fair polling can take place. And to keep it normal it is necessary to continue with the state of emergency,” Huda commented Monday.
He remarked at a meeting on voter registration and national ID card project in Tangail. He singled out a flawed voter list as the main problem in the forestalled January 22 elections. “Political parties built up a movement against it and 30 people were killed. We want to hold the election with a correct voter list. We want to break free from the culture of vandalism and arson.”