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EC asks parties to remove all posters, banners in 7 days
The Election Commission has asked all the political parties to remove their posters, banners and all kinds of objects for electoral campaigns with own initiative within the next seven days, EC Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said today.
“If anyone denies to do so, the commission will take stern steps against them according to the electoral code of conduct,” he said.
No political party or candidate can begin their election campaigning before the allocation of the electoral symbols, Helal Uddin also said.
The EC will allocate the electoral symbols on November 30, Helal Uddin said while talking to reporters at the Nirbachan Bhaban in Dhaka this morning.
The candidates can officially begin conducting their campaigns from December 1, the EC secretary also said.
“We urge all to maintain the electoral code of conducts.”
The EC has also asked all the political parties, who want to participate in the 11th parliamentary election through any coalition, to inform the commission in this regard within next three days, Helal Uddin also said.
“We have already sent letters to all the registered political parties saying that if any political party wants to join the general election though any alliance, it will have to inform the commission within next three days,” he added.
When will the 11th JS polls be held?
The 11th parliamentary election will be held on December 23, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced yesterday.
In a televised address to the nation yesterday, CEC Huda unveiled the election schedule and urged all political parties to join the election.
The announcement of the election schedule came despite the request of Jatiya Oikyafront, an alliance of the Gono Forum, BNP and several other opposition parties, not to announce the schedule before resolving the crisis over the election.
According to the schedule, the last date for filing nomination papers for candidacy is November 19. The returning officers will scrutinise the nomination papers on November 22 while the last date for withdrawing candidacy is November 29.