EC can’t assure flawless election: CEC

07 Aug,2018

Dhaka, BDchronicle:

The chief election commissioner, KM Nurul Huda, on Tuesday said that the commission cannot assure that there will be no irregularity during the next general election schedule to be held on January 28, 2019 at the latest.

‘I do not have the scope to assure that there will be no irregularity anywhere during such a huge public election. But we will control the irregularities conducting investigations or following other means. Actions will be taken in case of any anomaly,’ the CEC told reporters.

He made the comments after inaugurating a workshop on challenges for physically-challenged voters to participate in the electoral process at the Election Training Institute in the capital.

Nurul Huda, however, said the next parliamentary elections will not witness the problems what were seen in the recently held city corporation elections.  He also said that the commission is not feeling discomfort for the irregularities of city polls.

Replying a question about anomalies in the recent city corporation elections in Barisal, Sylhet and Rajshahi, he said it is quite normal that some anomalies will occur in such public elections and the EC took massive actions where there had been massive anomalies.

The CEC said the schedule for general election will be announced in October to hold the polls in December or early January next year.

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