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EC committed to holding UZ polls in free, fair, neutral manner: Rashida

Published : Wednesday, 3 April, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 196

Election Commissioner (EC) Rashida Sultana said on Tuesday that the Election Commission is firmly committed to hold the upcoming upazila election in a free, fair and neutral manner.

Speaking at Rajshahi Shilpakala Academy after meeting with law and order agencies to hold sixth upazila parishad election she said, "Voters will come to exercise their rights of franchise. We are all responsible to ensure the right to vote."
EC Rashida Sultana told the meeting that many changes have been brought in the election rules, regulations and code of conduct.

She urged all intending candidates to submit their nominations online in advance without waiting for the last date.  
EC Rashida Sultana also said upazila elections in Sirajganj and Pabna districts will be held through EVM this year. "We have no capability to conduct votes in EVM in all districts equally," she added.

With Commissioner of Rajshahi division Dr Dewan Humayun Kabir in the chair, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Additional Deputy Inspector General of Police Faisal Mahmud, Additional Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Hemayetul Islam and Regional Election Officer Delwar Hossain.

In all eight districts under Rajshahi division, 24 upazila elections will be held in the first phase on May 8, 19 in the second phase, 14 in the third phase and nine in the fourth phase.

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