Dhaka – Bangladesh Muslim League, one of the smaller parties, have urged the Election Commission to hold the next general election, due by end of 2018, under a caretaker administration.
A 10-member delegation of the party made the demand at a meeting with the Election Commission as the commission launched a series of dialogue with political parties.
The Muslim League also suggested for dissolution of parliament after announcement of the election schedule to form the interim administration.
It wants the commission to deploy army troopers 30 days ahead of the polls to continue for 15 more days after the polls are ended to maintain election-time order.
Julfikar Bulbul Chowdhury, general secretary of the party, told reporters that they want a free and fair election where the electors can cast their vote without fear.
President of the party, HM Kamaruzzaman along with party leaders participated the dialogue.
Apart from the Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda, other members of the quasi-judicial body took part the dialogue.
The EC was scheduled to hold talks with Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish which in the afternoon at its office in Dhaka’s Agargaon.
The EC began the dialogues with the political parties on August 24, first dialogue with Bangladesh Sangiskritik Mutijote.
The EC have already finalized time for holding dialogues with the political parties, excepting opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and the ruling Awami League.
The EC also held talks with civil society and media representatives last month.