Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition party Thursday strongly condemned an apex court verdict which advocates holding the next national elections under the incumbent government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Bangladesh's Supreme Court (SC) Sunday released the full text of its verdict declaring illegal the constitutional provision for caretaker government to hold next elections slated for early 2014.
The caretaker system, in which Bangladesh is ruled by a selected government for an interim period (90 days) during transition from one government to another after the completion of the former, was initially introduced in 1990 after military strongman Hussain Muhammad Ershad was deposed.
In May 2011, the apex court repealed the 13th amendment in constitution through which the system was institutionalised.
Khaleda Zia, chairperson of main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), termed the full text of the SC verdict on caretaker government system as "unclear, unacceptable and politically motivated".