Political parties and politicians in general in Bangladesh have welcomed the announcement of
a specific date for the Parliament Election . They however have
expressed reservations about the date of Upazilla Election immediately
following the national election. Awami League has welcomed the announcement by
the Chief Advisor of the Caretaker Government Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed.
In a meeting of the Presidium, Awami League members said that this is a
positive sign and if the caretaker government and the election commission
devote all resources towards the national election , it is going to be a
However the Secretary General of BNP
Khandaker Delwar Hossain said that the Upazilla Election date within a
week of the national election might jeopardize the national election itself.
The acting Secretary General of Jamaat e Islami Muhammad Qamruzzaman ,
in a press conference , welcomed the announcement of election dates but added
that without lifting the emergency a free and fair election is not possible.