US team inquires if opposition candidates can campaign: Home minister

Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

The visiting pre-election assessment mission of the US has inquired about the possibility of violence in the next general election while meeting home minister Asaduzzaman Khan.

The mission also asked if the opposition joins polls, would the candidates be able to run election campaigns and if the government would be able to provide them with security.

The nine –member US mission held a meeting with the home minister at the auditorium of the home ministry. The home minister briefed the newsmen about the meeting afterwards.

“We told them that our police force, security forces—that go under the jurisdiction of the election commission during the election—are very well-trained and well-informed. So, we don’t think there would be any problem,” the home minister said while briefing newsmen on what message the government conveyed to the US mission.

The home minister told the US mission that he does not think there would be any violence during the election.