Praful C Patel, one of the vice-presidents of the World Bank, who has overseen Bangladesh and other South Asian
countries in the last five years, further cautioned that Bangladesh’s state of
governance, investment climate and economic development would continue to be
adversely affected if the elections were not held in a manner acceptable to all
Patel also met the chief adviser, Fakhruddin Ahmed, and other advisers to the
interim government, and discussed wide-ranging issues including governance and
reform of the economic policy.
He, however, expressed his optimism about holding the general elections in
December as per the roadmap, referring to his talks with all the concerned
people, including army chief General Moeen U Ahmed earlier in the day.