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CEC to law enforcement officers: Maintain neutrality during polls

  • Published at 03:19 pm February 18th, 2019
File photo of Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda Focus Bangla

The Dhaka North City Corporation by-elections will be held on February 28

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda has directed law enforcement officers to maintain their neutrality in their duties; during the upcoming city corporation and upazila parishad polls.

He imparted the directives during a coordination meeting at Nirbachan Bhaban in Dhaka’s Agargaon area on Monday.

Referring to the recently-concluded 11th parliamentary election as exemplary—in terms of freedom and fairness—the CEC said: “We expect the city and upazila polls will be held in a similar manner.”

Asking law enforcement to ensure security for voters and polling agents, Nurul Huda told them to maintain neutrality in their duties so that no one may deem the elections irregular.

Election Commission Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed, elections commissioners, and representatives of law enforcement agencies—amongst others—were present at the meeting. 

The by-elections of Dhaka North City Corporation will be held on February 28; the elections will be held in 480 upazilas in five phases this year—starting on March 10.

Election Commission Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed said, of the five phases of the upazila parishad polls, electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be used only in the 3rd, 4th and 5th phases.