The Awami League presidium at a meeting
on Tuesday decided to contest the forthcoming parliamentary elections abiding
by some of the strict rules of the prevailing state of emergency in a redefined
'The issue of
the state of emergency will not create problems for the elections if the
government only rename the Emergency Powers Rules', AL's acting general
secretary Syed Ashraful Islam said after the three-hour long presidium meeting.
that the government should convert the rules in the current emergency law into
general rules adding that some sections of the emergency rules could be used
for holding free and fair elections.