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Commissioner Talukder: Cast ballots without any fear, temptation

  • Published at 11:42 am December 30th, 2018
Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar speaking to the media Isapahani Girls School centre on December 30, 2018 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder said reporters and the people should be the judge of the polls atmosphere

Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar has cast his ballot alongside his wife at a polling centre in Dhaka.

The commissioner and his wife voted at Ispahani Girls School polling centre in Eskaton area in Dhaka.

Speaking to the reporter after leaving the polling center, Mahbub said he did not find any opposition party polling agents at this centre.

“The nation is optimistic about a free, fair and inclusive election, which must be held in a trustworthy manner. All personnel concerned must be sincere in discharging their duties. I am calling on voters to cast their ballots in favour of their supported candidates without any fear or temptation,” he said.

Mahbub added that the people’s vote is the very action that safeguards the nation’s democracy.

When asked about the polls atmosphere, the election commissioner said: “I am not the only person accountable for this issue, so I should not make any comments about it. However, reporters and the people should be the judge of the election atmosphere.”