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“No harassment case to be filed ahead of election”

Desk Report || risingbd.com

Published: 22:13, 8 June 2023   Update: 22:28, 8 June 2023
“No harassment case to be filed ahead of election”

Law Minister Anisul Huq has said no government agency will file case for harassment as the Election Commission (EC) has taken it as a challenge to hold the upcoming general election in a transparent, free, fair, neutral, and peaceful manner.

The minister said this while replying to a question from Gonoforum MP Mokabbir Khan on Thursday (June 8).

He said that the Election Commission is independent in carrying out its duties. They are only subject to the constitution and laws. The current EC has taken action plans to make the 12th parliamentary elections in fair, transparent, impartial, and acceptable.

Anisul Huq also said that the decision include- not lodging cases for harassment by any government agency, preventing attack on contesting candidates, supporters, their houses, and business establishments by rival candidates and supporters and in case of such attack, taking prompt action as per law, and recovering illegal arms and ensuring deposition of legal arms before the election.

The other decisions include making proposals to the government so that all political parties can carry out electioneering freely, implementing the recommendations made by the majority in accordance with the constitution and electoral laws during view-exchange meetings with noted citizens and political parties, appointing qualified and impartial polling officers and taking all lawful necessary decisions including the appointment of local and foreign election observers, said the minister.