Chief Election Commissioner of Bangladesh Dr ATM Shamsul Huda yesterday called upon
President Prof Dr Iajuddin Ahmed at Bangabhaban in the afternoon and apprised
him of the Election Commission's latest preparations for holding the December
29 parliamentary elections.
Talking to reporters the CEC said that they discussed
election preparation, and necessity of lifting the state of emergency before
During the meeting, Election Commissioners Muhammed
Sohul Hussain and M Sakhawat Hossain, were also present.
Quoting the President the CEC said, state of emergency
would be withdrawn at a suitable time after assessing the atmosphere.
"The ensuing general election will not be held
under the state of emergency. We do hope it will be withdrawn in proper
time," he said adding that lifting of emergency is a much-talked-about
issue with all political parties.