A round table on 'Necessary Electoral reforms and the Caretaker Government System: Representation in Parliament' urged the immediate past chief justice K M Hasan not to become the head of the caretaker government. It said that as a previous BNP member, he was very much a controversial person and his involvement in the government may lead the country to political chaos.
The roundtable organized by the 11-Party Alliance suggested selecting a non-partisan and neutral person, who is acceptable to all, to head the interim government for the sake of holding the national elections in a free, fair and neutral manner. The discussants proposed an independent secretariat for the Election Commission (EC) and appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and other commissioners through consultation with all parties.
It also called for imposing a ban on using religion as a tool of election campaign. In a written proposal placed at the meeting, the 11-Party Alliance said amendment to the constitution is not necessary to find a person who is acceptable to all as the existing constitutional provisions are enough.