12:57 PM, December 20, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:20 PM, December 20, 2018

Congenial atmosphere for JS polls all over the country: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda today said a positive and congenial atmosphere for election is prevailing all over the country.

People are very enthusiastic over the upcoming elections, CEC Nurul Huda told reporters following a training session for those who are designated to prepare the election results.

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The CEC also urged everyone to be extra careful while handling the election results so that no mistakes are found in them.

If anyone has any complaints regarding the field-level election atmosphere, they should immediately inform the returning officer and the electoral inquiry committee.

WHEN IS THE ELECTION?

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.

IS EVERYONE PARTICIPATING?

Chief Election Commissioner has said that there is a congenial atmosphere in the country – echoing the words of the ruling party.

However, major opposition alliances like the Jatiya Oikyafront, which includes BNP, and the Bikalpa Dhara-led Juktafront have sought for delaying the schedule.

Until thus far, it seems that the coming parliamentary election will not be the “non-participatory election” that was its predecessor.

All the major political parties are gearing up to contest in the election and there has been no threats of a boycott or withdrawal unlike the last time.

 


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