Court, EC to settle Khaleda’s election participation issue

Anisul Huq

PV Desk : Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said the court and the Election Commission will take the final decision whether BNP chief Khaleda Zia will be able to participate in the upcoming national election.
“The government is not scared of any threat. The law will take its own course…the government has no control over it,” he said.
The minister came up with the remarks while replying to queries from reporters about Khaleda Zia’s participation in the upcoming election after inaugurating 22 Judicial Administration Training Course for the District and Sessions Judge or Equivalent Judicial Officers at JATI.
Mentioning that the government does not want to keep anyone out of the parliamentary election, the law minister said if anyone cannot participate in the election because of the constitution and law, then the government has nothing to do with it.
Anisul said there are certain procedures after BNP Chairperson’s verdict and they can appeal to the High Court seeking bail. The independent judicial system will take action according to the appeal, he added.
While inaugurating the five-day training course, Anisul said the government is working for infrastructural development in judicial sector and this course is one of these processes.
The minister also urged the judges to increase the reputation of judicial sector through quick, neutral and honest judgment.
Law and Justice division secretary Abu Saleh Sk Md. Zahirul Haque and Director General of Judicial Administration Training Institute Justice Khondker Musa Khaled also spoke on the occasion.