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Keep close eyes on government activities for fair election, Dr Kamal urges editors

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okko 16Dhaka: Jatiya Oikya Front leader Dr Kamal Hossain on Friday urged the newspaper editors to keep close eyes on government activities to hold the next general election in a free and fair manner.

He made the call at a views-exchange meeting with the editors of print media at a city hotel.

The two-hour views-exchange meeting arranged to take the editors’ opinions about holding the next general election began around 3:30pm at Hotel Lakeshore and ended around 5:30pm.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Dr Kamal Hossain said the editors put forward their opinions on various matters which are important for the Jatiya Oikya Front. “They placed their suggestions on how we can hold a free, fair and neutral election,” he said.

About the reason behind sitting with the editors, he said they have the experiences of many past incidents from which they should keep themselves away.

“We’ve arranged the views-exchange meeting so that we can remain active and people can cast their votes freely without any fear and so a free and fair election is held in its true sense. This is very important for us,” Dr Kamal said.

“We've also pointed out some issues about government’s negative attitude and we hope that the editors and the media will keep a careful watch in this regard,” he added.