Electronic voting will be started from next general elections, says the prime minister. Speaking at a discussion at Bangabandhu Conference Centre on Tuesday, Sheikh Hasina said, “The Election Commission will be strengthened to return the people’s power to the people.”
“It is people who will decide as to whom they’ll hand over the reins of power,” she added. Hasina also noted that most of the South Asian countries use e-voting system in elections.
Earlier in the day, the commission sat with Oli Ahmed-led Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Anwar Hossain Manju led Jatiya Party (JP) as part of dialogue with 38 registered political parties. LDP said voting machines would be useless without fingerprints, while JP supported the system.
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Apr 28 said e-voting in parliamentary elections was completely unacceptable.
“E-voting will not be accepted and a neutral Election Commission is a must,” she said.
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