Election Commission rejects demand for election delay

Published : 15 Nov 2018, 17:54

Sahos Desk

Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed today said it is not logical and realistic to defer the 11th parliamentary election further.

“There is no way to defer the election date as it is not logical and realistic considering several aspects,” he told journalists after a meeting of the Election Commission this afternoon.

The commission held the meeting following Jatiya Oikyafront’s demand for deferral of the election date by three weeks. Oikyafront, an alliance of BNP and several other parties, sat with the EC yesterday and placed their demands including the polls deferral.

“The election will be held as per the revised schedule (December 30),” he said arguing that there are several legal and constitutional aspects which require much time, therefore, it will not be possible to defer the elections any further.

Source: thedailystar

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