Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Moudud Ahmed Thursday said that a certain quarter was trying to make former chief justice (CJ) KM Hasan controversial, reports BDNEWS.
"Former CJ KM Hasan has served the Supreme Court (SC) for 10 years. No one could question his judgement at that time and he had served the cause of people irrespective of party affiliation," Moudud said.
Moudud's comment came in hot pursuit of the Awami League (AL)-led 14-party alliance's threat to boycott the next general election if KM Hasan was made the chief adviser to the caretaker government (CG).
Speaking at a roundtable discussion on "Ongoing Democracy, Business and Industry" he said, "Now certain quarter is pointing to his previous political background to make him controversial.
He said none should question the political background of any person after he becomes a justice.
Journalist Society for Human Rights and Welfare organised the programme at the National Press Club. A number of speakers were supposed to participate in the discussion, but only Moudud Ahmed joined the programme.
Referring to the criticism against the chief election commissioner Moudud said an institution is more important than a person. "The election will be held on the basis of the existing voters' list. If there was any fault, it will be corrected under the present laws," he said.
On the prospect of a dialogue on proposed reform of the CG and the election commission, he said the opposition have to sit without any precondition.