Monday, June 30, 2008

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FREE FROM MONEY & MUSCLE POWER DEMANDED BEFORE POLL

Press Release : 28.06.2008

Meeting of Central Executive Committee (Majlish-e-Amela) of BKA Held
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FREE FROM MONEY & MUSCLE POWER DEMANDED BEFORE POLL 

Meeting of the Central Executive Committee of Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon [BKA] held on Tuesday, which was presided over by its Secretary General Maulana Hamidullah. In a resolution passed by the Executive Committee, BKA supported the move for holding Local Government Election before the National Election. But BKA reiterated its stand that the whole election process will be useless if ‘Level Playing Field’ is not assured prior to any election for Local or National government.


“BKA believes for making any election beneficial to the country and nation, it is necessary that devout, non-communal and non-egoist persons who may not have money and muscle power but are righteous should get elected as public representatives. The existing electoral system in Bangladesh is rather lamb’s right in choosing butcher”. 

The political changes in Bangladesh of 1/11 would become meaningless if specific reforms are not ensured in the electoral system without which righteous capable candidates having no money and muscle may be defeated by the evil forces of black money and muscle. Elections held without appropriate reforms may bring back the old miscreants thus re-establishing domination and oppression of the privileged over the underprivileged.

Whatever steps the Bangladesh Election Commission has undertaken till date have been more or less in the interest of the privileged oppressors. In our meeting with Mr. Abu Hena when he was Chief Election Commissioner, we proposed specific measure such as: in each electoral area only one poster and only one leaflet containing names and symbols of all the candidates to be printed and distributed by the Election Commission banning any other poster, leaflets, banners, wall-writing, advertisement etc. by candidates or their supporters. Specific reform necessary to bar miscreants and their godfathers, killers, thugs, extortionists, usurers, rapists, drug traffickers and drug addicts, women traffickers and womanizers, homosexuals & perverts, religion haters and atheists from becoming candidate in any local or national election” the BKA Executive Committee Resolution says.
   
Muhammad Azam Khan
Publicity Secretary, Cell: 01672-960701
Bangladesh Khelafat Andolon