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Bangladesh Awami League will not use Bangabandhu’s portrait in Election Posters


Awami League on Sunday endorsed the Election Commission's proposal not to allow any party to use the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, founding father of Bangladesh, on election posters.

During the dialogue with AL delegation on electoral reforms the chief election commissioner, ATM Shamsul Huda, said he is the father of the nation. The present government has recognized it and the constitution also says so. His portrait should not belong to any particular political party. It will remain a national asset.

The Awami League delegation welcomed the CEC's stance on Bangabandhu , although the party earlier opposed the commission's move to ban use of portrait of national leaders in election campaign.

The AL proposed to include it in the Representation of People Order so that it became a law and was obeyed by all.

The party presidium member Tofail Ahmed told the commission if they wanted recognize Bangabandhu a as the father of the nation they would agree with the commission. He added that it should however be written clearly in the election laws.

The AL delegation, led by acting president Zillur Rahman, comprised six presidium members and the acting general secretary. The CEC chaired the dialogue, with election commissioners Muhammed Sohul Hussain and M Sakhawat Hussain present.

Awami League delegation , in their proposal, demand for not to register the political parties, especially the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, which had opposed the independence war and all religion-based political parties.

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