Foreign embassies' role in elections
President of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JASAD) Hasanul Haq Inu on Sunday asked the Election Commission (EC) to be careful not to allow unwanted snooping of foreign diplomats. The party gave this suggestion after participating in a dialogue organized by the EC at its conference room of the election building. Jasad President Hasanul Haq said EC is not an institution of arbitration. "Do not engage in any arbitration or political debate. We are shocked by the work of the diplomats. Diplomats in Bangladesh give unsolicited advice. This is also the failure of our political parties. Political parties also protested at embassies here. It is not right to try to bring diplomats into the role of arbitrators on petty issues," he added. Also read: Will have tea with you if you accept demand for caretaker govt: Fakhrul to PM He also said that some people are boycotting the election dialogue. There are crises everywhere in the world. It is being corrected through continuous experience. "So this complaint is going from America to Japan. This is nothing new. But one thing everyone follows, under no circumstances should the election be thwarted on time except by constitutional means," he also said. He added that the EC should have a strong position to hold elections at the right time and will not make any concessions here. The former information minister said that those who are proposing to change the government before the election, they are actually proposing to subvert the constitutional clause. They are practically proposing to establish an unsual government. Also read: CEC: Army may be called out for next parliamentary polls "The political partners of those who are making these proposals, we see, are militant, known war criminals. So, behind the shadow of an unusual government, there is a process of bringing in a virtually sectarian Taliban government. It is a terrible thing for the country," he warned. He said, one thing is said that a flat place will be needed. It seeks the opportunity to bring the sentenced convicts to the elections. In the name of level playing field there will be no level playing field outside the ethics of democracy and law. "So democracy has boundaries. There will be no criminals in it and no militant groups. Everyone should be careful in this place," he also said. Hasanul Haque Inu said the issue of supporting signatures of 1 percent voters of independent candidates needs to be considered as the constitution says that anyone can get nomination if he is qualified. So how the provision got into the People's Representation Order, it is our mistake. "You will consider it. If one fulfills the conditions, he can be a candidate. Think about how and what to do to exercise executive power," he said. In the dialogue, party general Shirin Akhtar MP presented the written proposal.