Dhaka – Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has trashed a proposal for election commission reforms by former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia saying her suggestions were realistic.
The proposal could not be a basis for discussion among the political parties, the minister told a press conference on Monday.
Khaleda, chief of Bangladesh Nationalist Party who boycotted the January 2014 elections over a demand of non-party caretaker administration to oversee the national polls, last week called for political consensus for reconstitution of the election commission.
The tenure of the Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad will expire in February 2016.
Inu, chief of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, termed Khaleda’s proposal illogical, unrealistic and unconstitutional.
He said the former prime minister might have some ill motives to float a proposal in the name of reforms.
If the proposal is accepted it would create a constitutional vacuum, he added.