The Election Commission is willing to reschedule the 12th parliamentary election if the BNP and other parties boycotting the polls officially change their mind and decide to participate in the election, Election Commissioner Rashida Sultana says. Asked if the EC would consider changing the election schedule at a later date, Rashida said the opposition party was also given the opportunity to take part at a later date during the previous election in 2018. Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal announced Jan 7 as the date for the election. In 2014, the BNP and its allies boycotted the election after its demands for a caretaker government were not met. It can happen at any time.”Addressing the parties, Rashida said: “Have faith in us.
Source: bd News24 November 20, 2023 13:11 UTC