Election commission starts inviting 40 eminent citizens for dialogue

The election commission has decided to sit in a dialogue with eminent citizens on 22 March ahead of the 12th parliamentary election.

The commission is inviting 40 eminent citizens.

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The EC sources said the invitation has already begun from Tuesday. More names may be included out of these 40. The EC will hold a dialogue with the senior journalists on 29 March.

The election commission is holding this dialogue to take advice from different professional bodies and political parties to hold the next parliamentary election in a free and fair manner.

In accordance with the proposal and advice from the dialogue, the commission led by Kazi Habibul Awal will take its own course of action.

Within 15 days of taking the charge, the new commission began the dialogue on Sunday. In the first day of dialogue, as many as 30 educationists were invited. Some 13 educationists joined it while the remaining 17 educationists didn’t join.

Speaking to Prothom Alo three professors, who didn’t join the dialogue, said from the past experience they thought the dialogue would not be meaningful.

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