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Sujan urges EC for probe into polls irregularities

  • Published at 08:55 pm January 6th, 2019
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Sujan Secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar addresses a press conference at Sagar-Runi auditorium of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) in Segunbagicha on Sunday; January 06, 2019 Focus Bangla

Convener of the organization Dilip Kumar Sarkar read out a written statement and presented a multimedia data story prepared on the 11th general election

Sushasoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan) has urged the Election Commission to properly investigate the irregularities that took place during the 11th general election held on December 30.

"Many candidates did not submit proper documents along with their respective nomination form.

The commission should investigate the issue seriously," said Sujan Secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar at a press conference at Sagar-Runi auditorium of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) in Segunbagicha on Sunday, reports UNB.

Besides, severe irregularities were reported on election day and the Election Commission needs to investigate those, he added.

Badiul Alam further said: "So far, no initiative of the commission to investigate those allegations has been visible. They did not even investigate why the number of vote cast through electronic voting machines (EVMs) is less than that of normal balloting."

Convener of the organization Dilip Kumar Sarkar read out a written statement and presented a multimedia data story prepared on the 11th general election.

He mentioned that businessmen were given priority by all the political parties to contest the election and around 61.07% of them came out successful in the race.

"Businessmen's participation in the parliament has been increasing day by day," he mentioned.

"At least 17 people were killed and more than 200 injured as well as vote rigging, attack on candidates by the supporters of rivals, mass arrest, and countless incidence of violence took place during the general election," he claimed.

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) Executive Director and Sujan central executive member Syeda Rizwana Hasan said: "As voters, we did not see many alternatives in this election. We saw only a party's posters across the country."