Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) today urged the Election Commission (EC) to take stern action against contestants of the next parliamentary elections if they provide false information in the affidavit.
Shujan also demanded action by the EC if any candidate conceals information in the affidavit.
Shujan Secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar placed the demands at a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters Unity auditorium in the capital this afternoon.
In a written statement, Shujan urged to incorporate five additional provisions in the affidavit.
The five suggested provisions are: mentioning candidates’ age if he or she is a foreign national, detail on candidates’ source of income and dependents of the contestants’ source of income and mentioning whether the candidates are involved in business with the government.
The civil body during the press conference strongly criticised a political party, without mentioning its name, for proposing the EC to scrap the provision of submitting affidavit by the candidates.