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Barishal-1 BNP candidate seeks security from EC

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 08:53 PM, 3 December 2018   Updated: 08:53 PM, 3 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Zahir Uddin Swapan, BNP nominated candidate from Barishal-1 constituency wrote to the Election Commission (EC) seeking his security as per the Representation of People Order (RPO).

The letter that was given to the EC on Monday, Swapan has alleged that Gournadi upazila unit Awami League general secretary and municipality mayor Harisur Rahman had been openly threatening to physically assault him indicating his name in different rallies and meetings.   

The video and news of such threats have also gone viral on social media platforms, he stated adding, “In this situation, I fear acute lack of security of my family and party men.”

Swapan submitted the letter to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) this afternoon.

After receiving the letter, the CEC said that as a constitutional institution the commission is entitled to ensure the security of the voters and the candidates.

He also assured Swapan of providing every support necessary through the returning officer of his constituency to conduct his election campaign.