"We have nothing to do with the matter as it is a political issue and the political forces should resolve it."
ATM SHAMSUL HUDA
chief election commissioner
about the demand of some political parties for not allowing political parties like Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh to register as contestants in elections.
"We demand withdrawal of all kinds of restrictions on politics. When we make this demand, some people might think that we want to go back to the pre-1/11 situation. But, we do not want to go back to that situation, we want to move forward towards democracy."
MANJURUL AHSAN KHAN
president of the Communist Party of Bangladesh.
"The fabric of our democracy had been torn apart by years of catastrophic corruption."
at the United Nations
"Information and evidence of each corruption case and the bank accounts of the suspects have to be made public."
jurist and politician
at a roundtable marking the Right to Information day.
"Unless you have national reconciliation or national unity on a single purpose, you will continue to have differences, disputes and doubts that have put you in the current situation."
British High Commissioner.
Anwar thinks Bangladesh is at “…a crossroad of beginning of a new journey”.
"We want to reach a national consensus to restore democracy and for a free and fair election."
Maj (retd) MA MANNAN
secretary general of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh
about placing a common electoral reform proposal to the Election Commission.
"Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the most popular leader of Bangladesh. But did AL stop its politics after the death of Mujibur Rahman? So no one is indispensable for democracy…"
ASM HANNAN SHAH
adviser to the BNP chairperson.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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