SAVAR, Jan 13, 2021 (BSS)-Expressing satisfaction over the election system of the country, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) K M Nurul Huda today said that the municipality elections are being held in free, fair and neutral manner and as such the upcoming Savar municipality polls must also be held in fair manner.
“Elections to all municipalities of the country including Savar must be free and fair . Usually, after defeat in the election it was said that there was vote rigging . this trend not only noticeable in Bangladesh, but globally too. ” he said.
He said this while addressing a coordination meeting on law and order in the hall of Savar Upazila Parishad ahead of Savar municipality elections.
The CEC said there were allegations of vote rigging in the global elections and after defeating to the elections, there have been same allegation even in America.
Urging the opposition to have trust and confidence in the Election Commission (EC), he said :”At present, there are no election irregularities in Bangladesh. The present EC is working independently and impartially.”
About security in polling areas, he said actions will be taken if any person stands anywhere with illegal arms.
Expressing his firm conviction Nurul Huda said there is no room for vote rigging in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), and stringent measures will be taken against anyone who will create untoward situation during voting.
EC Secretary Alamgir Hossain, Dhaka Divisional Commissioner Khalilur Rahman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Dhaka range Habibur Rahman and Superintendent of Police of Dhaka district Maruf Hossain Sorder were present, among others.