14 May 2024, Tue

Central working committee urges to launch mass movement against the misrule of the government

A meeting of the central working committee of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami was held with party’s Ameer Dr. Shafiqur Rahman in the chair. The meeting discussed about the ongoing situation of the country and adopted the following proposals:

“Central working committee has been observing with deep concern that there is no existence of democracy, rule of law, human rights and voting rights in the country. After capturing the office on last 7th January through a farcical election, the government declared the schedule for Upazila election. The first phase of the Upazila election held on 8th May was marred with violence, shootouts, cocktail blasts, vandalism, irregularities and rigging which also left around 50 people injured. Two presiding officers have been arrested for their misdeeds. These incidents proved that there is no congenial atmosphere for holing a free, fair, credible and participatory election.

The government initially stated that the relatives of the ministers, ministers of state, and MPs could neither participate in the election nor influence the electoral process. But the families, relatives and other familiar persons have participated in the local government election and through another dummy election like the national one, majority of them have been elected. These incidents once again proved that Awami League cannot hold a credible election.

Central working committee firmly opines that unless a pro-people government is not established through a fair election under a caretaker government, an election-friendly atmosphere can never be created. The countrymen are not interested in taking part in any election under this government. They also rejected the national polls and the ongoing Upazila elections. Central working committee hails the countrymen for their such bold stance.

Central working committee further observes that Awami League is following a negative strategy to stay in office by holding voter-less elections repeatedly. If such scenario continues, there will be no electoral system which is a bad sign for democracy.

Central working committee think that the government has created a suffocating situation by conducting corruption, bank looting, capital market scams, and money laundering and to get rid of this situation, massive movement to be launched. Different political parties, professional wings and democratic institutions have to raise voice unitedly to pave the way for establishing a pro-people government. We have to regain voting rights by restoring caretaker government system.

Central working committee urges all to launch mass movement nationwide to create a congenial atmosphere for holding a free, fair and credible election and also to rescue the countrymen from ongoing crisis.