Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Form of govt matters little for fair elections: Dipu Moni

Foreign Minister Dipu Moni today called the type of government as a non-significant issue for credible polls as the opposition was spreading a campaign to restore the caretaker government to oversee the upcoming parliament election. “Caretaker system or any other form of government matters little unless there is an independent and strong election commission,” she ... Read more

BNP for written proposal on talks

The BNP says it will agree to negotiate if the government proposes a dialogue in writing and agree to restore the caretaker system to conduct parliament polls. Party chief Khaleda Zia’s adviser Shamsuzzaman Dudu responded on Thursday to Prime Minister’s offer for talks to Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia. “We’d like to request the prime minister ... 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

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

Kamal argues before SC for non-party caretaker system

Senior Supreme Court lawyer Kamal Hossain on Monday argued before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for saving the system of non-party caretaker government as it was introduced through the 13th amendment to the Constitution in 1996 following a mass movement. He argued that the non-party caretaker system had to be introduced as neither ... Read more