Jamiat ulamay Islam Bangladesh believes that there is no need to keep the women’s representation in the political party committee. The party has given 11-point proposals to the Election Commission (EC), including the reinstatement of the caretaker government system, to cancel the ordinance, deploy army in the election, and to the EC. The National People’s Party (NPP) has given 16 proposals, including the not being able to deploy the army, but the election-time government.
On Thursday, the party presented two such proposals, separately in the EC dialogue.
Jamiat ulamay Islam, a BNP-led 20-party alliance partner, took part in the EC dialogue in the morning. This religion-based group is also involved with Hefazat-e-Islam. Its Executive President Mufti Waqqas and Secretary-General Noor Hossain Qasimi Hefazat-e-Islam are the leading. In 2008, this group received the EC registration.
The 12-member delegation led by the party’s secretary general Noor Hosain Qasimi participated in the dialogue. Their other proposals include creating equal opportunities for everyone in the election, allowing expatriates to vote, canceling one percent of the signature signature for individual candidates, etc.
According to the Representation of the People Order, there are compulsory restrictions on the number of 33 percent women in the political parties committee by 2020. In this regard, Jamiat-e-Islami has opposed it in a written proposal, saying there are no such laws in so-called progressive countries. The parties will work to get women’s confidence in their own interests and to get involved in various aspects of their party. There is no need to show EC’s zeal or impose unwarranted restrictions in this regard.
In the afternoon, the BNP-BNP alliance took part in the dialogue, NPP In 2008, the EC got the registration of the EC with the symbol of Mango. Under the leadership of late Sheikh Shawkat Hossain Nilu In August 2014, the BNP split into two groups after the BNP’s alliance. One part is still in the BNP-alliance.
After Nilu’s death, his brother Sheikh Salahuddin became the chairman of the party. A 11-member delegation, led by him, is present in the dialogue. They elect representatives of the registered parties participating in the national elections, to ensure free and fair elections to participate in all the parties, submit online nomination papers, vote for expatriates, verify the party’s chairman and secretary-general’s ability to register new political parties, and do not use EVMs in the elections.
The EC is in dialogue with registered political parties ahead of eleven parliamentary elections. So far there has been dialogue with 18 parties.