Ershad said they want a free, fair and impartial Election Commission during an induction ceremony for newcomers joining the Jatiya Party at his office in Banani on Sunday.
At the programme he said although reforming the election commission to become impartial and effective is a major challenge, it is imperative for a fair election.
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Ershad said his party wants to participate in an election which is fair to all.
He said: “During the last UP election, 145 men died because of clashes between political parties. We don't know how many people may be at risk in the upcoming election. So, we will not participate in this election.”