Tuesday, May 28, 2024

BNP wants UN intervention over CG

The visiting UN assistant secretary general for political affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco has underscored the need for holding the next general election in Bangladesh on the basis of a national consensus. His suggestions came at a meeting with BNP chairperson and leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office in the capital on Saturday ... Read more

Demand for referendum on caretaker govt issue

Speakers at a dialogue on Saturday urged the government for arranging referendum to restore caretaker government system to save the country’s democracy, economy and industrial sectors. Dialogue-2013 to protect democracy and national economy was held in the city’s Diploma Engineers Institute with eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain in the chair. Among others,

Ministers reject Khaleda’s CG call

Dismissing the demand of the leader of the Opposition, Khaleda Zia, for restoration of the old format of the caretaker government (CG), information minister Hasanul Haque Inu said on Sunday that this demand went against the court’s verdict. “Even after knowing about the oppression carried out by the past caretaker governments, she is still demanding ... Read more

Full judgment vs short order

Caretaker Govt System Full judgment vs short order 2 judges dissent from suggestions for polls time govt with MPs, small cabinet Former chief justice ABM Khairul Haque’s suggestions for a caretaker government comprising lawmakers and a small polls-time cabinet do not conform to the short order delivered in May last year. Appellate Division Judge Abdul ... Read more

Fakhruddin’s govt unconstitutional

Caretaker System Verdict Fakhruddin’s govt unconstitutional SC condones it for people’s sake The nearly two-year rule of the past caretaker government led by Fakhruddin Ahmed was “absolutely unconstitutional”, observed the Supreme Court in its verdict in the constitution’s 13th amendment case. It also said keeping the state of emergency for about two years without the ... Read more

CG may be in place in new form for next two polls

SC releases full text of 13th amendment verdict The Supreme Court on Sunday released the full text of its judgment that declared unconstitutional and illegal the Constitution (Thirteenth Amendment) Act, 1996 with prospective effect from May 10, 2011. The full text of the verdict was released by former Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque and six ... Read more

Chief adviser from ex-chief justices

Interim Govt For Polls Chief adviser from ex-chief justices  BNP to propose formula after Eid The BNP plans to make a formal proposal to restore the non-partisan caretaker government system with a change in the provision of appointment of the chief adviser. Keeping in mind the political chaos over the appointment of the chief adviser ... Read more

‘Small cabinet’ during polls

PM invites BNP to join interim govt; Khaleda says ‘no’ Ruling out the restoration of caretaker government system, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has suggested forming a “small cabinet” including the opposition ahead of the next parliamentary polls. In an interview scheduled for broadcast today, Hasina told BBC Bangla Service that she would allow if the ... Read more

CG needed to prevent rigging in polls

Says Akbar Ali Amid a standoff between the government and the main opposition over the caretaker government (CG) system, former adviser Akbar Ali Khan yesterday said the system is necessary to prevent rigging in the polls. “It is not possible for the Election Commission alone to hold a free, fair and neutral election. It might ... Read more

Caretaker system declared illegal

HIGHLIGHTS o 13th amendment unconstitutional o Caretaker govt may hold next 2 JS polls for ‘safety’ o Judges may be kept out of caretaker govt The Supreme Court has declared illegal a 15-year-old constitutional provision that mandates an elected government to transfer power to an unelected non-partisan caretaker administration to oversee a new parliamentary election on completion of ... Read more

Amici curiae want revision of caretaker govt system

Senior Supreme Court lawyers Rafique-ul Huq and M Zahir on Wednesday told the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court that the caretaker government system should be revised by dropping the provision for appointing former judges as chief adviser or adviser. The system of holding national elections under the caretaker government is still a necessity but