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Commissioner Talukder: What is public perception of general polls?

  • Published at 01:48 pm January 31st, 2019
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File photo of Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder Focus Bangla

He was briefing officials regarding the upcoming DNCC mayoral by-election

Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder has urged the officials concerned to determine public perception of the recently-held 11th general election.

He made the call while addressing a briefing for the election officials concerned, regarding the upcoming mayoral by-election of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC); held at the Electoral Training Institute (ETI), in Agargaon area of Dhaka, on Thursday.

Addressing the event, Election Commissioner Talukder said: “I have studied the recently-held 11th parliamentary election, and I want to share with you my understanding of the polls, which in turn could help you [officials concerned and trainees] in the upcoming city corporation elections.

“Our elections are dependent on two factors, the poll officials and law enforcement. I have noticed that election officials and observers have used two specific words to describe the 11th general polls. One word was satisfactory, and the other was normal.”

He continued, “Does that mean that the previous general election was satisfactory? We must find out what the public thinks about it.”

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda, Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed, election commissioners, secretariat officials, returning and assistant returning officers, plus officials of the Dhaka north and south city corporation areas were present at the event.