Don't celebrate New Year at public places, rooftops: Home minister

18 Nov,2018

BDchronicle :

Authorities have instructed people not to use public places and rooftops to celebrate New Year as the general election will be held on December 30.


Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told this to journalists at his ministry today after emerging from a meeting on the safety during the celebration of Christmas Day and English new year.


About the law enforcersÕ role during the celebration, the minister said they would be busy with the election activities and will follow the instructions of the EC.



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


The authorities have 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.

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