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08:14 PM, January 27, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:19 PM, January 27, 2020

Level-playing field prevalent: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda today brushed aside all allegations of lack of level-playing field ahead of the Dhaka city corporation elections.

Level-playing field is prevalent across the electoral area to hold polls in a free, fair and credible manner, the CEC claimed while talking to reporters after holding separate talks with BNP and Awami League delegations at his office in Dhaka’s Agargaon in the evening.

Responding to a query about yesterday’s attack on BNP nominated Dhaka South City Corporation mayoral candidate Ishraque Hossain, the chief of the constitutional body said both the parties have traded blames over the issue

“Returning officer, officer-in-charge of concerned police station and an executive magistrate are investigating the matter,” he said.

“We will undertake measures against the offenders based on their report,” the CEC added.

About Awami League’s allegation that miscreants are taking shelter in the capital ahead of the elections of the two city corporations, Huda said, “We don’t have any specific allegation in this regard.”

About BNP’s allegations against the ruling Awami League’s candidates of violation of the electoral code of conduct, he said the election camps of the ruling quarters will be removed from the footpaths and roads to uphold the electoral code of conduct.

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