EC to be formed through search committee: Anisul


Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Thursdasy said the next Election Commission (EC) would certainly be formed through search committee.

“It is not possible to form EC through an act now as the tenure of the current commission would end in the February next and the corona pandemic situation is going on. So, we would form the EC through search committee,” he said while talking to newsmen after attending a function to unwrap a book titled “Swarane Sheikh Mujib: Sohosrabder Shreshtho Bangali” at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) in the capital.

The law minister said the prime minister in her recent press briefing has already said the new EC would be formed through search committee.

“Though gazette on search committee is not any act, it is closer to an act as it was published after taking consent of all and with President’s decision,” Anisul added.

The law minister earlier at the function said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman always did constitutional politics as he only believed in that.

“Even in his historic speech of March 7, 1971, all his words were within the law. He only declared independence when he got the people’s mandate. After the killing of Bangabandhu along with most of his family members, there was a time when there were attempts to make him forgotten through government finance. We are being able to know Bangabandhu these much as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has gifted us ‘Karagarer Rojnamcha’ and published ‘Osamapto Attojiboni,” he further said.

Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, chief coordinator of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Birth Centenary Celebration National Implementation Committee, ULAB Trustee Board member Qazi Nabil Ahmed, MP, acting vice chancellor Prof Dr Samsad Mortuza and ULAB Trustee Board special adviser Prof Imran Ahmed were present at the function, among others.