Accused Jamaat leaders won’t be allowed in JS polls: EC Mahbub
08:40 PM, November 14, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:09 PM, November 14, 2017

Accused Jamaat leaders won’t be allowed in JS polls: EC Mahbub

Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar today said the Jamaat leaders, who are accused of different charges, will not be able to contest in the next parliamentary elections.

“Election Commission will not allow participation of any accused Jamaat leaders in the next general election,” he said while talking to journalists at his Nirbachan Bhaban office in Dhaka’s Agargaon this afternoon.

The commission will verify candidature of any Jamaat leaders if they want to contest in the election independently, he said

Talukdar, however, did not clear whether the commission will formulate any law in this regard.

In august 2013, a special High Court bench declared Jamaat's registration with the Election Commission illegal.

Regarding deployment of army in the elections, he said the commission did not take any decision yet.

“Time will say whether army will be deployed considering the country’s political situation,” he added.

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Grameenphone and Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222

Banglalink:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News

Top