EC takes decision independently: Helal Uddin

DHAKA, Nov 20, 2018 (BSS) – The Election Commission (EC) always takes
decisions by itself as an independent institution, EC Secretary Helal Uddin
Ahmed said today.

“The Election Commission is an independent body. It takes all decisions
by itself after holding meetings with its commissioners. It did not take any
decision under any pressure or directives,” he told a media briefing at
Agaragaon’s Nirbachan Bhaban here.

About the BNP’s allegation of reshuffling in administration, Helal Uddin
said the Commission will not take any random allegation against its officials
into cognisance.

“Allegations have to be specific. The Commission will take steps after
inquiry if there is a specific allegation” he said.

As per the revised schedule of the 11th parliamentary election, voting
will be held on December 30 while the last date of nomination paper
submission is November 28.

The scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on December 2 and the
deadline for withdrawal of candidature is December 9 next.