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Indian EC observers to monitor polls

  • Published at 06:17 pm December 16th, 2018
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A team comprising three to four observers from the Indian Election Commission will visit Bangladesh

India will send observers to monitor the 11th parliamentary election scheduled to be held on December 30.

The Indian Election Commission took the decision following a meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday, between the Indian Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, and Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Syed Muazzem Ali, reports BSS.

A team comprising three to four observers from the Indian Election Commission will reach Dhaka “closer to the date” of Bangladesh’s general elections to monitor the polls, said a senior Bangladesh High Commission official.

However, an official seeking anonymity said the Indian government has already asked the election commission about sending its observer to monitor the polls.

A group of Indian journalists will also visit Bangladesh to cover the general elections.

The journalists representing various national and international media have already applied to the High Commission for Bangladeshi visas.

Bangladesh High Commission sources said they have already received visa applications from over 40 journalists, including BBC, CNN, DW, and other foreign and local media, wishing to cover Bangladesh’s general election.

Apart from this, a group of journalists from Kolkata-based media will come to Dhaka separately to cover the elections.