Bangladesh Elections 2007

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AL against Ershad joining four-party

Posted by Nirbachon on July 29, 2006

Key leaders of the Awami League and its alliance partners are trying to convince former President HM Ershad not to join the BNP-led ruling four-party alliance through some influential leaders of his faction of the Jatiya Party.

Insiders said some senior leaders of the Awami League-led alliance yesterday sent a message to Ershad through different channels, including his younger brother and party leader GM Quader, MP, and Jatiya Party (JP) Presidium member Dr TIM Fazle Rabbi Chowdhury, saying his joining the ruling alliance would be counter-productive since the government became totally isolated from the people.

New Nation Article

Posted in 14-party Alliance, AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, Awami League, Hossain Mohammad Ershad, Jamaat-e-Islami, Jatiya Party, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Sammilita Nagorik Andolon vows to guard ‘syndicated price hike’

Posted by Nirbachon on July 21, 2006

..The coalition will also build a mass movement for reform in the caretaker government and Election Commission (EC), and for resignation of the controversial Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and two other commissioners from this posts “for the sake of a free, fair and acceptable elections”.

Financial Express

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14-party’s 6-day road march from July 25

Posted by Nirbachon on July 15, 2006

Awami League (AL)-led 14-party opposition combine last night announced a six-day road march from July 25 to press home its demand for reforms in the caretaker government system and the Election Commission (EC).AL General Secretary Abdul Jalil announced the fresh action programme after a meeting of the opposition lineup with AL presidium member Abdur Razzak in the chair.

Daily Star article 

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Bangladesh may delay $2.5bn Coal Project

Posted by Nirbachon on July 12, 2006

The Bangladesh government is unlikely to approve a US$2.5 billion coal mine project planned by a British firm in next six months until a new government is formed after January elections, a top official said Wednesday.

Chron.com article 

Posted in Britain, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Remove CEC or feel the heat of Dhaka Siege: Abdul Jalil

Posted by Nirbachon on June 2, 2006

Remove CEC or feel the heat of Dhaka Siege: Abdul Jalil

Reiterating their demand for removal of the partisan Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice MA Aziz by immediately summoning the Supreme Judicial Council, Awami League General Secretary Abdul Jalil MP has warned that otherwise Dhaka City will be isolated from the rest of the country through their Dhaka Siege Program scheduled for June 11.

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