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Ganobhaban’s meeting not violated code of conduct: EC

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 06:28 PM, 30 November 2018   Updated: 07:17 PM, 30 November 2018

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Election Commissioner Md Rafiqul Islam said that the meeting with the retired military officers at Ganobhaban has not violated the election’s code of conduct.

He said this while answering a query from reporters at his Election Commission (EC) office at Agargaon on Friday noon.

Earlier, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that the meeting held on November 27 in the Prime Minister’s official Ganobhaban residence has violated the code of conduct.

In such allegation, Rafiqul Islam said, “If anybody comes here, and say what you are doing, doing good. My friends, who are retired officers, who are not involved in anything -- if they came and said, ‘What you are doing my friend, is good and keep doing this in future.’ It gives me a kind of emotional support. If you think that is the violation of the Code of Conduct as a citizen of Bangladesh, then I don’t know what type of violation is this?”

He also said, “They came, see, give support. Here I understand that it is totally a personal behavioral tie, I do not think that it may violate the code of conduct in any way.”

“However, If there is any campaigning at Bangabhaban or Gonobhaban, it will violate the code of conduct. Then, we will take action,” he said.