Staff Correspondent: The Election Commission (EC) has unveiled the roadmap for the next general election.
The roadmap incorporating seven agenda was released as a booklet at a press briefing at ETI Auditorium of the capital's Agargaon around 11:30am on Sunday.
After unveiling the roadmap, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda said, "This is just a primary document. This course of actions is not all about on way for holding the election. To bring changes in the roadmap, we will work with the opinions of all."
The EC is working for holding a fair, neutral and acceptable election, he added.
CEC said the Election Commission will be able to keep the next parliamentary elections free from any sort of influence of the government and other quarters.
He said, "It's not only about government influence, but also about any political party and local and international agencies…we’ll be able to keep it free from any influence."
The seven agenda mentioned in the roadmap are electoral law reform, making electoral process time-befitting one, delimitation of constituencies, updating the voter list, preparing the list of possible polling stations, inviting application from new political parties to be registered with the EC, and the capacity building of officials for holding the national election.
risingbd/Dhaka/July 16, 2017/Hasibul/A K Azad