Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) at a meeting with the Election Commission has said they do not favour electronic voting system.
“The voting machine is useless without fingerprint. We urge not to waste public money by introducing this system,” LDP president Oli Ahmed said on Tuesday.
The EC started dialogue with 38 registered political parties on the issue with LDP being the first to join the talks at 10:15am on Tuesday.
A six-member LDP delegation, led by its president Oli Ahmed, joined the dialogue held with chief election commissioner A T M Shamsul Huda in the chair.
After the meeting, Oli Ahmed told bdnews24.com that they spoke against the electronic voting at the meeting.
On Monday, election commissioner Mohammad Sohul Hossian said the dialogue was aimed at exchanging opinions on further amendment to election laws, state grant for polls expenditure, introducing e-voting, demarcation rules and the appointment procedure of election commissioners.
“We think a number of legal amendments need to be brought in the light of the experience of the present commission. The recommendations will be finalised after talks with parties, eminent figures and media representatives,” he said.
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