National polls to be held on time, properly



Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said the next parliamentary election will be held properly and on time under the constitution of the republic.

“Bangladesh is a democratic country. Election is a usual matter in democratic countries. The present government’s tenure is five years. We hope that all political parties will participate in the next election, which will be held after the end of the tenure of this government,” he said.

The minister said this while exchanging New Year’s greetings with officials, staff members and newsmen at his ministry office in Secretariat.

“Democracy of Bangladesh has been flourished during the regimes of Shekh Hasina led governments. If any one obstructs the people’s right to vote, appropriate legal action will be taken against him or her. Creating anarchy will not be allowed in any manner. Law enforcers will take action under the law,” he said.

“We prioritise the development for people and our target is to build Bangladesh as a smart country by 2041,” the law minister said.

The law minister said human rights have been established more than their violations during the Hasina-led government.

For an example, earlier people did got justice in many cases, but they received justice in such cases during the tenure of this government, he added.

Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division Secretary Md Moinul Kabir and Law and Justice Division Secretary Md Golam Sarwar, among others, were present at the event.

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