The chief adviser, Fakhruddin Ahmed, has announced the lifting of restrictions on ‘indoor’ politics across the country from today while election to the 9th Jatiya Sangsad will be held on the 3rd week of December this year.
In a radio-televised address to the nation on Monday, the head of the caretaker government also pledged to begin formal dialogue with the political parties from May 22.
He said the government would suspend or relax relevant clauses of emergency power act and its rules and regulations in an appropriate time as per requirements in order to create a congenial atmosphere for holding the election and easing the poll campaign.
The chief adviser said steps would be taken to formulate a ‘National Charter’ on the basis of consensus on relevant matters prior to the election so that qualitative changes were ensured in government and the political system after the polls.
On the holding of much-talked about general election, Fakhruddin said as per rules, the Election Commission would announce the specific date of holding the election in accordance with the election schedule.