Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed , the Chief Advisor of the caretaker government in Bangladesh said that whether Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia , the two former Prime Ministers of Bangladesh would be allowed to take part in the upcoming election will solely depend on the decision by the election commission.
In an interview with the Time magazine Dr Ahmed said the caretaker government wants to continue with the state of emergency until the general elections to "retain control" over the old problems of money and muscle power during polls. He referred to the recently held local body elections and said: "We relaxed the emergency rules to allow normal election campaigning. We haven't heard any complaint from any of the candidates."
Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed also thinks that his government's drive against the corrupt people did not go in vain . Corrupt people have been convicted and punished , he said.