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BNP announced the outline of ‘state structure repair’

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This time, BNP has announced the outline of ‘repairing the state structure’. The party outlined the 27 points in a hotel in the capital on Monday.

This outline was announced a week after the announcement of 10 points and new program aimed at simultaneous anti-government movement. The salient points of the outline are- Formation of Constitution Reform Commission, introduction of non-partisan caretaker government during elections, balancing of executive powers of President and Prime Minister, no one can serve as President and Prime Minister for more than two consecutive terms, introduction of upper house legislature, amendment of Election Commission Appointment Act, Judicial Commission Formation, publication of corruption white paper and legal action against those responsible, formation of media commission, appointment of ombudsman and formation of economic reform commission.

Apart from this, there is no tolerance of any kind of terrorist activities within the territory of Bangladesh, strict measures against terrorism, militancy and extremism are also mentioned in the announced outline. Member of the National Standing Committee of BNP. Khandkar Mosharraf Hossain outlined this. At that time, he said that the state which was built by a sea of blood with the dream of establishing democracy, equality, human dignity and social justice, is not owned by the people today. The current authoritarian government has destroyed the Bangladesh state structure. This state needs to be repaired and rebuilt. After winning a free, fair, impartial, acceptable and participatory election, a ‘government of national consensus for public welfare’ will be established by the political parties participating in the movement. That ‘national government’ will undertake these reforms that transform the state. Before the announcement of the outline of the state structure repair at the event, Tariq Rahman, acting chairman of the party on Skype from London, gave a brief outline of the formation of the national government and the outline made by the party. Dr. at the beginning of the speech. Khandkar Mosharraf Hossain said, this outline has been prepared in the light of ’19-point’ announced by martyred President Ziaur Rahman and ‘Vision-2030’ announced by Khaleda Zia. In addition to BNP leaders, politicians, prominent citizens, professionals, journalists were present in the event.

27 points: 1. All controversial and undemocratic constitutional amendments and changes shall be reviewed and repealed/amended and other essential constitutional reforms shall be carried out. The democratic rights of the people will be restored by reintroducing the referendum system in the constitution 2. Against the politics of revenge and revenge, the establishment of an inclusive, non-discriminatory and harmonious ‘Rainbow Nation’ on the basis of Bangladeshi nationalism, combining all views and ways, for this, the formation of a ‘National Reconciliation Commission’ 3. Introduction of an ‘Electoral Non-Partisan Caretaker Government’ system to provide permanent constitutional and institutional form 4. Balancing the executive powers of the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister of the Government and the Cabinet 5. No one can perform the duties of President and Prime Minister for more than two consecutive terms 6. In addition to the existing parliamentary system, introduction of ‘Upper Chamber Legislature’ in Parliament consisting of academicians, professionals, political scientists, sociologists and people with administrative experience in order to manage the state with expert knowledge 7. Examining the issue of amending Article 70 of the Constitution to ensure freedom of opinion for members of parliament on all matters other than confidence vote, money bill, constitution amendment bill and all matters involving questions of national security 8. Amending the existing ‘Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners Act, 2022’ to constitute an effective Election Commission consisting of independent, efficient, neutral, acceptable and determined persons based on the opinions of political parties and eminent persons, through paper-ballot in all centers and not EVM. Guaranteed voting, abolition of party symbols in local government elections 9. Reorganization of these institutions with the aim of re-establishing transparency, accountability and credibility in all state, constitutional and statutory institutions beyond narrow political partisanship, appointment to constitutional and important positions of these institutions subject to parliamentary committee vetting through hearings 10. Formation of a ‘Judicial Commission’ to reform the present judicial system, a separate secretariat for the judiciary under the control of the Supreme Court, re-introduction of the earlier ‘Supreme Judicial Council’ system on impeachment of Supreme Court judges, with specific qualifications and criteria as per 95(c) of the Constitution for the appointment of Supreme Court judges. Formulation of ‘Judge Appointment Act’ 11. Formation of an ‘Administrative Reforms Commission’ consisting of competent, experienced and wise persons with a view to building a patriotic service, public administration and police administration 12. Formation of ‘Media Commission’, necessary amendment of ICT Act-2006 and cancellation of Digital Security Act-2018, ensuring prosecution of torture and murder of all journalists including sensational Sagar-Runi murder 13. No compromise on corruption, investigation of organized money laundering and corruption for the last one and a half decade by publishing a white paper and taking legal action against those responsible, taking necessary administrative and legal measures to repatriate money laundered abroad, anti-corruption commission and anti-corruption law. In addition to reforms, ensure the transparency and accountability of the ACC through procedural reforms and appoint an ‘ombudsman’ as per the constitution 14. Ensuring justice according to the existing law to all persons directly and indirectly involved in extrajudicial killings, indiscriminate killings in the name of crossfire, disappearances, murders, abductions, rapes, brutal physical torture and cruel and inhumane crimes organized during the last one and a half decades 15.Formation of ‘Economic Reforms Commission’, elimination of disparity between rich and poor 16. On the basis of the principle of ‘Religion belongs to each, the state belongs to all’, every religious person has the full right to practice his/her own religion, regardless of caste, caste, religion, caste, social, political, cultural, economic and religious given by the constitution of all small and large ethnic groups in the hills and plains. To provide full security of right to work, civil rights and life, dignity and property 17. In the light of inflation, ensure the fair wages of workers and stop child labor, adopt and implement special programs for the balanced development of Chabagan, Basti, Charanchal, Haur-Baoor and Mangapiri and coastal areas 18. Abolition of all black laws including immunity laws in the power, energy and mineral sectors and stop the ongoing corruption in the purchase of electricity from quick rental power plants, renewable and mixed energy production by avoiding import dependence and taking appropriate measures to discover and extract neglected gas and minerals 19. Not tolerating any kind of terrorist activities within the territory of Bangladesh and not getting shelter for any terrorist activities, taking strict measures against terrorism, militancy and extremism 20. To protect the sovereignty of the country, to build the defense forces well-organized, up-to-date and inspired by the mantra of the highest patriotism, to keep the defense forces above all controversies while maintaining their dignity. To make the local government institutions more independent, strong and empowered with the aim of extensive decentralization of power, ensuring independent local government free from the scrutiny of local administration and any other public representatives, not to suspend/dismiss/remove the elected representatives of local government by executive order until they are punished by the court, 22. Preparation of a list of martyrs in the liberation war based on intensive survey by the state initiative and giving them due state status and recognition. Formulating and implementing policies for the welfare of martyred freedom fighters’ families on the basis of this list, preparing an accurate list by verifying the list of freedom fighters 23. Educated unemployed will be paid unemployment allowance for one year or till employment whichever is earlier. Considering increasing the age limit for entry into government service as per international standards 24. Taking specific programs to ensure the empowerment of women, giving priority to women in principle in nomination to the National Assembly and taking initiatives to increase the representation of women in the local government system 25. By removing the current anarchy in the education sector, priority should be given to demand-based education at lower and middle levels and knowledge-based education in higher education, special emphasis on research and allocation of 5% of GDP for education in the budget 26. On the basis of the policy of ‘Health for All’, introducing universal health care on the model of NHS in the United Kingdom and allocating 5% of GDP to the health sector in the national budget 27. Ensuring fair prices of agricultural produce, introduction of crop insurance, animal insurance, fisheries insurance and poultry insurance, albeit subsidized if necessary, and discouraging non-agricultural use of agricultural land.

Barrister Zamiruddin Sarkar, member of the party’s standing committee, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Dr. Abdul Moin Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, Ameer Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, Selima Rahman, Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku, Vice Chairman Abdullah Al Noman, Barrister Shahjahan Omar, Barkatullah Bulu, Mohammad Shahjahan, Abdul Awal Mintu, Shamsuzzaman Dudu, Azm Zahid Hossain, Zainal Abedin. , Ahmed Azam Khan, Nitai Roy Chowdhury, Advisor to Chairperson Amanullah Aman, Mizanur Rahman Minu, Golam Akbar Khandkar, Habibur Rahman Habib, Zainul Abdin Farooq, Abul Khair Bhuiyan, Abdul Qayyum, central leader Dr. Asaduzzaman Ripon, Barrister Mahbubuddin Khokon, Habib Un Nabi Khan Sohail, Ruhul Quddus Talukder Dulu, Abdus Salam Azad, Syed Imran Saleh Prince, Shama Obaid, Anindya Islam Amit, Zaheer Uddin Swapan of Media Cell, Professor Morshed Hasan Khan, Shammi Akhtar, Rumin Farhana. , Shayrul Kabir Khan, ABM Abdus Sattar of the Chairperson’s office, Riyazuddin Nasu, Shamsuddin Didar etc.

Besides, Mahmudur Rahman Manna of Nagarik Oikya, Mustafa Mohsin Montu of Ganoforum, Professor Abu Sayeed, Advocate Subrat Chowdhury, Dr. of Public Rights Parishad. Reza Kibria, Jonaid Saki of Mass Solidarity Movement, Kamal Uddin Patwari of JSD, Jatiya Party (Kazi Zafar) Mustafa Jamal Haider, Major General (Retd.) Syed Muhammad Ibrahim of Kalyan Party, Dr. LDP. Redwan Ahmed, Shahadat Hossain Salim of Bangladesh LDP, Dr. NPP. Fariduzzaman Farhad, Mustafizur Rahman Iran of Labor Party, Syed Ehsanul Huda of National Party, Maulana Abdul Karim Khan of Islami Oikyajot, Barrister Tasmia Pradhan of Jagpa, Saifuddin Moni of DL, Shawon Sadeqi of Bangladesh NAP etc.

Among the professionals were Prof. Mahbub Ullah, Prof. Sadrul Amin, Prof. AFM Yusuf Haider, Prof. Tazmeri SA Islam, Prof. ABM Obaidul Islam, actor Ashraf Uddin Ujjal, Kader Gani Chowdhury of the Combined Professional Council, senior journalists Sohrab Hasan, M. Abdullah, Abdul Hai. Shikder, Kamal Uddin Sabuj, Mustafa Kamal Mazumder, Syed Abdal Ahmed etc.

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