Vol. 5 Num 845 Tue. October 10, 2006  

Remove Aziz, refrain from appointing Hasan: Nasim

Former home minister and central Awami League leader Mohammad Nasim MP yesterday urged the government to immediartely remove M A Aziz from the post of chief election commissioner and not to appoint KM Hasan as head of the caretaker government for holding of a fair election.

He also demanded removal of all election officials appointed at district and upazila levels with a political design.

He urged the ruling parties to accept oppostion demands or face tougher agitation after the Eid.

He was addressing a public meeting at Bazaar Station Square in Sirajganj town, organised by district AL. The meeting was presided by district AL president Abdul Latif Mirza MP.

Nasim said Awami League wants a fruitful outcome of the ongoing dialogue with BNP.

The former minister said failure of the dialogue will mean that the parties in power want to retain power by any means and do not want a fair election.

They are afraid of a fair election because they know they will be rejected by the people, he said.

If the talks fail, the 14-party alliance will compel the government through movement to accept the reform proposals, he warned.

Among others, the meeting was addressed by former lawmaker Abdul Latif Mirza, K M Hasan Ali, Abu Yusuf Surjo, Golam Kibria and Anwar Hossain Ratu.

This government could not add even one megawatt of power to what was left by the AL government, Nasim alleged.

Awami League leader Mohammad Nasim addressing a public meeting in Sirajganj town yesterday. PHOTO: STAR