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Hasan rejects demand for midterm polls

Hasan rejects demand for midterm polls

Rejecting the BNP’s demand for midterm election, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Tuesday (May 28) said the next general polls would be held in due time as per the constitution.

There is no reason to hold the election before the due time . . . The parliamentary polls will be held after four and a half years later as per the constitution, he said, speaking at a roundtable meeting at an auditorium of the Engineers Institution of Bangladesh in the capital.

'Hashumonir Pathshala' organized the meeting marking the homecoming day of Bangladesh Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, local media reported.

State Minister of Information Dr Murad Hasan addressed the meeting as the special guest while the organization’s President Marufa Akter Popi was in the chair.

Jagannath University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Mizanur Rahman and the daily Samakal Associate Editor Ajoy Dasgupta, among others, addressed the meeting while Professor Junayed Halim delivered the welcome speech.