BCL candidate flouts Ducsu polls conduct | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:27 AM, March 03, 2019

BCL candidate flouts Ducsu polls conduct

Posters put up on walls, votes sought at event

Violating the code of conduct for the Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) and hall union polls, colour posters of Bangladesh Chhatra League vice-president nominee Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury have been pasted on different walls of Dhaka University, while he was also seen campaigning for his panel.

As per the section 6 (ka) and (kha) of electoral code of conduct, a candidate cannot use any picture or symbol, except for his own black and white photo in their leaflets and handbills, and those cannot be pasted on any infrastructures, walls, transport, boundary walls, trees, electric and telephone poles or any other structure situated inside the university area.

Several banners of Rezwanul were also seen in different places on the campus on Friday, including Madhur Canteen and in front of Shamsunnahar hall.

One can conduct campaigning only after their candidature is finalised by the authorities, says the section 4 (Kha) of the code of conduct.

The final list of candidates will be published today.

Asked about the matter, Rezwanul said some “over-enthusiastic” supporters pasted the posters and he has asked them to remove those.

Meanwhile, Rezwanul was also seen seeking votes for the BCL panel in the Ducsu polls, while speaking at a cultural programme at TSC yesterday evening.

Contacted, DU Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani said code of conduct is applicable to all, and they would take action upon receiving complaint.

The punishment of breaching any code of conduct is penalty of maximum Tk 10,000, cancellation of candidature, expulsion from the university or punishment as per the convenient law of the university or the state, reads 15 (Kha) of code of conduct.

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