Dhaka – As the election to one of the major local government tire approaching fast, chief of Bangladesh’s election commission KM Nurul Huda on Wedensday warned election officials of consequences if any irregularities are found in Upazila Parishad polls.
The first phase of the staggering election to the Upazila Parishad, the second tire of the local government, is scheduled for March 10.
“There will be no compromise with irregularities. If needed, we will stop the polls,” Huda, the head of the commission, told a gathering of the returning and assistant returning officers at the election Bhaban in Dhaka.
The election officials were invited to take part in training on the local government election.
The CEC asked the election officials to stop the polls if they find the atmosphere not conducive for a fair election.
“Let the people vote as per their choice,” he said advising the officials to take call in the law enforcement agencies to guard against any untoward situation.
According to the election schedule for the first phase of election, the last date for submitting nomination papers is February 11. The commission set he date for withdrawal of candidacy on February 19.
Bangladesh held the first election to the Upazila Parishad in 1985. Elections to the local body also held in 1990, 2009 and 2014.