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Those who`re powerful now

Politics
Published on : 08 November 2018, 10:05 PM
Those who`re powerful now
 
The schedule of eleventh parliamentary election has been announced. And through this, the power of the cabinet has become limited. Currently the President and the Election Commission are the most powerful authorities of the country. The Prime Minister will perform limited duties along with maintaining routine work in her office. The cabinet has nothing to do with issues such as the reshuffle of the administration, the changes related to the election and the reshuffle of the police administration. Everything will be done according to the advice of the Election Commission.

Bangladesh`s President possessed a little power. But after the announcement of the election schedule, the President has become very powerful. With the announcement of the election schedule, the Election Commission has gone under the President`s jurisdiction. The Election Commission is liable to conduct all duties in accordance with President`s advice. So, the President is now the most powerful person.

At present, the second powerful person is the Chief Election Commissioner and the other members of the Election Commission. Election Commission is headed by the Chief Election Commissioner. Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Home Affairs, and the responsibility of law and order will be entrusted to the Election Commission. The responsibility of the local administration will also be under the Election Commission. Without the recommendation of the Election Commission, no promotion or transfer can be made. So, the role of the Election Commission for a free, fair and neutral election is very important now. Everything depends on how the election commission will work.
 
At present, the third most powerful person is the inspector general of police-IGP. IGP leads the whole police administration. Therefore, the role of IGP is very important this time. Because the country`s law and order forces have to play a very responsible role during the election.

The cabinet secretary can play an important role in the election. The cabinet secretary`s term was supposed to end on December 13 this year. But before the declaration of the election schedule, his period has been extended one more year. However, there are objections among those participating in the election on this matter. Bikalpa Dhara and Jatiya Party have already demanded to remove those who have been appointed on the contractual basis for the election-time tenure. They demanded this in the last meeting with the Election Commission.

Apart from this, the role of Border Guard Bangladesh and the army during the election is also important. If these institutions work neutrally, then it is possible to conduct a free, fair and neutral election.

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