Election Commissioner Brigadier General (retd) Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury has said the allegations of corruption and other misconducts brought against the Election Commission by 42 distinguished citizens are "baseless."
"I don't think there is any ground for the allegations… As a member of a constitutional institution, I don't want to consider these as a challenge," the election commissioner said while talking to journalists at his office today.
In a letter to President Md Abdul Hamid on December 14, the distinguished citizens said Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) should be constituted under article 96 of the constitution to probe the "graft" and "other misdeeds" of EC.
"Now, the president will decide what to do (over the issue)," Brigadier General (retd) Shahadat said.
They brought the allegations against the EC and in a sense, they delivered the judgement, the election commissioner said, adding, "Now, you (people) will see whether it is against the protocol."
"May be, the allegations are ill-motivated," he said.
The current Election Commission has done its best to hold neutral and fair elections, he added.