12:16 PM, December 19, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:06 PM, December 19, 2018

‘Announce accurate results so that people keep faith on EC’

CEC asks officials concerned

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda today urged the officials involved in the election results announcement process to declare accurate results so that people can have faith on the Election Commission.

“We are overwhelmed by the interest people have shown over the elections. So, we have to be cautious that their trust and the interest of the people are not affected by any such mistake,” he said while briefing a batch of EC officials involved in result management system.

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“Announce results correctly and convey it to the authorised person. A minor flaw in results’ announcement may lead to major anarchy. So, you have to be very cautious,” he said.

Claiming that a spontaneous and festive atmosphere is prevailing across the country, the CEC urged the officials not to let down people’s trust on the commission.

WHEN IS THE ELECTION?

Election Commission revised polls schedule, deferring the 11th general election by a week to December 30 – a decision taken on November 12.

The authorities fixed November 28 as the deadline for filing nomination papers, December 2 for scrutiny and December 9 last date of withdrawal.

The move came following demands from several opposition political parties.

IS EVERYONE PARTICIPATING?

Chief Election Commissioner has said that there is a congenial atmosphere in the country – echoing the words of the ruling party.

However, major opposition alliances like the JatiyaOikyafront, which includes BNP, and the BikalpaDhara-led Juktafront sought for delaying the schedule.

Until thus far, it seems that the coming parliamentary election will not be the “non-participatory election” that was its predecessor.

All the major political parties are gearing up to contest in the election and there have been no threats of a boycott or withdrawal unlike the last time.

 


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