EC urges speaker to stop electioneering by MPs

Staff Correspondent | Published: 20:06, Jul 25,2018


The Election Commission on Wednesday sent a letter to the speaker to take necessary initiatives to stop participation of members of parliament in electioneering for the forthcoming mayoral polls to Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal cities to be held on July 30.

The EC also asked the newly elected Gazipur and Khulna mayors not to join in the campaigning in the city polls as it is violation of electoral code of conduct, EC secretary told reporters at his office in the capital.

He talked to media after a meeting between chief election commissioner and a delegation of ruling Awami League.

He said that the AL delegation led by prime minister’s adviser for political affairs HT Imam ensured the EC to cooperate in holding free and fair elections in the cities.

He also said that police commissioners of the respective divisions informed the CEC that law and order in the cities are normal.

He said that police did not arrest any people without warrant while Bangladesh Nationalist Party claimed that police arresting its activists in the cities without court warrant.

After the meeting, HT Imam told reporters that his party is hopeful about the three city mayoral polls will be better than the Gazipur and Khulna polls where its candidates bagged the mayor posts.

Indicating the BNP, he said that a party intentionally raised allegations against EC to tarnish its image.


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