Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday extended her ultimatum by seven days till November 12 to prove neutrality of the President and Chief Advisor through implementing 11-point demand, including reorganization of the Election Commission.
She said she was extending the ultimatum as the Caretaker government sought time to implement the 11-point demand. She demanded of the President and Chief Advisor to allocate all election related ministries to the Advisers to create an atmosphere congenial to hold neutral polls. She reminded the President that his neutrality would always be questioned since he was elected by the BNP.
She said Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice MA Aziz and three other Commissioners and Secretary of the Election Commission (EC) should go now, as there cannot be a free, fair and credible elections keeping this EC intact.
Sheikh Hasina alleged that the BNP-led four-party alliance was conspiring to rig the coming elections in collaboration with the EC and election officials, appointed during its rule. She demanded reshuffling of the civil administration, particularly the police department immediately through removal of "pro-BNP-Jamaat" officers.
The former Prime Minister urged the President to constitute an enquiry committee to probe into the corruption perpetuated by the BNP ministers-from the top echelon-and to publish a 'white-paper' on it and seige the money and wealth accumulated through corruption.