:: Peoples Time Online ::
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has commented that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia can not participate in the election if she appeals in two cases of corruption.
He also said that Khaleda Zia will have to wait five years after the release of her to join the election.
The Attorney General said this at a press conference on Tuesday at the Supreme Court’s own office.
Mahbubey Alam said, BNP leader Aman Ullah Aman, Dr. AZM Zahid Hossain, Wadud Bhuiyan, Md. Moshiur Rahman and Md. Abdul Wahab applied for the postponement. In the court, I said that the criminal court, especially the criminal appeal court, can certainly postpone their sentence.
‘But conviction or conviction that has not been postponed. Especially mentioned in Article 66 of Article 66 (d), I said that those persons will not be able to participate in the parliamentary elections or be a member of parliament, if they are convicted for moral ablutions for not less than two years and have not spent five years after the expiration. . ‘
He said, all those who petitioned were all convicted. They have not been released from their bar. Their five years have not passed.
The attorney general said, “If they are allowed to participate in parliamentary elections by postponement of their punishment, it will be contrary to Article 66 of our Constitution.”
He further said that the court rejected our application by accepting our application. As a result, I think there will be no room for the accused to participate in the elections.
Asked whether Khaleda Zia will apply the same rule, Mahbubey Alam said, “Of course. This is constitutional rules. Here are two conditions. That is, if he is punished, then he can not. If he is already released from his sentence or sentence, he can not participate in the elections for five years from the date of cancellation of his sentence.
“Therefore, there are two obstacles in Khaleda Zia’s case. No court can disregard this constitutional barrier with its verdict.
He said, our Appellate Division or the High Court Division is made up of the constitution. They will continue with their constitution. Therefore, no court can override it.
Asked whether the Appellate Division can suspend the bar, the Attorney General said, “I can not say that what the Appellate Division will do.