National, Front Page

President to form EC through search committee: Obaidul Quader

Published : 05 Oct 2021 10:02 PM | Updated : 06 Oct 2021 02:06 PM

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the President will form a neutral Election Commission (EC) through a search committee for holding free and fair elections in the country.

"If the EC performs a neutral role in the country ...then, it is possible to hold fair elections," he said while visiting an eight-lane under-construction bridge at Ameen Bazar in Savar on Tuesday morning.

The government will not interfere in any elections, he added.

Issuing a fresh note of warning against any violence in the country, Quader, also general secretary of the ruling Awami League, said: "Resistance will be forged involving the mass people against those who will try to create anarchy in the name of movement."

Condemning attack on the vehicle of British lawmaker Tulip Rizwana Siddiq, also daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's younger sister Sheikh Rehana, in the UK, he said the government is closely monitoring the UK government's initiative in this regard.

Talking about polls, the ruling party leader said the election will be held in the conventional way and there is nothing to get worried.

Quader said about 25 percent construction work of the 232.94 metre long eight-lane Ameen Bazar Bridge has been completed so far.

He said the construction of the second Ameen Bazqar Bridge on Dhaka-Aricha Highway will be completed by February, 2023.

Construction of the bazar (market) parts of eight-lane road from Ameen Bazar to Nabinagar and six-lane road from Nabinagar to Paturia will be completed by June 2022, the road transport and bridges minister said.

Senior officials of the Roads and Highways Department accompanied the minister during his visit.

Related Topics