Without fair polls, nation has to face major crisis: GM Quader


Staff Reporter :
If the 12th Parliamentary Polls are not held in a free and fair manner, the nation will face a major crisis.

“The people of the country are in a doubt about holding the forthcoming elections in a free and fair manner.

The voters are still apprehensive of whether Awami League will take over everything unfairly. If the elections are not fair, the ongoing crisis will intensify. There may be big crisis in the country,” GM Quader, Chairman of Jatiya Part (JaPa), told reporters at his Skyview residence at Senpara of Rangpur on Thursday .

Though the election environment still favaourable so far, the JaPa chairman also expressed his concern that there is doubt whether the voters will come to the center or whether they will be able to cast vote or not. They even in a fear whether the result will be fair after counting votes correctly.

“The polling environment is still good in Rangpur. But let’s see what happens in the end. Ignoring everything, JaPa candidates are and will remain in the field,” the JaPa chairman hoped.

JaPa has nominated candidates in most of the seats to raise the flag everywhere, he said adding that the party did not have the ability to fight in 300 seats in after 90’s and still does not have.


JaPa chairman claimed that it won’t be a major factor even withdrawal of 40-50 candidates from the election.

Action will be taken against those who withdraw from the election by verifying their party allegianceafter the vote, he added.
However, Jatiya Party nominated candidates are quitting the race for the 12th national parliamentary election largely because they cannot draw the election expenses from the party fund, JP leaders who have quit said.

The candidates alleged that the party promised to give them Tk 20-30 lakh to spend for the election purpose, which it failed to keep, compelling the candidates to withdraw.

Meanwhile, at least 13 candidates of the Jatiya Party announced their withdrawal from the election till Wednesday.

The 13 candidates are-Mahbub Alam of Dinajpur-2, Jakir Hossain of Sirajganj-3, Sohrab Hossain of Chuadanga-1, Robiul Islam of Chuadanga-2, MM Niaz Uddin of Gazipur-1 and 5, Md Shamsu Uddin Khan of Gazipur-4, Iqbal Hossain Taposh of Barishal-2 and 5, Md Khalilur Rahman of Borguna-1, Abdul Mannan Talukdar of Sunamganj-1, Shankar Pal of Habiganj-2, Ahad Uddin Chowdhury Shahin of Habiganj-4, Shahanul Karim of Bharamanbaria-1 and Jahirul Islam Jahir of Tangail-7 (Mirzapur).