No army in KCC, GCC polls: EC

Dhaka, Wednesday   08 April 2020


No army in KCC, GCC polls: EC

 Staff Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 09:49 PM, 26 April 2018  

Symbolic photo

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The Election Commission said on Thursday no army will be deployed in the city corporation elections of Khulna and Gazipur.

Commission secretary Helaluddin Ahmed said generally army personnel are not deployed in the local government elections. So, there will be no army in the elections of Khulna and Gazipur. Instead, huge law enforcing members (police, RAB, BGB and Ansar) will be deployed.

Helaluddin Ahmed told these while talking to journalists after a meeting on the law and order situation of the two city corporation elections held at Election Commission on Thursday.

The meeting was held with the presence of CEC KM Nurul Huda, election commissioners, IGP, high officials of RAB, BGB and Ansar department.

Meanwhile, in recent times the BNP demanded deployment of army in the elections of two city corporations.

The elections in Gazipur and Khulna City Corporations are scheduled to be held on May 15.

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced the date on March 31.

Candidates submitted their nomination applications to the returning officers by April 12 while the deadline to withdraw the candidature was on April 23, according to the polls schedule.

Dhaka’s Divisional Election Officer Rakibuddin Mandal and Khulna’s Divisional Election Officer Md Yunus Ali have been appointed as the returning officers respectively for Gazipur and Khulna City Corporations.