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LDP wants army deployment during election

Sun Online Desk     19th October, 2017 06:06:15 printer

LDP wants army deployment during election

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Thursday proposed the Election Commission to deploy army during the next general election.


The party also proposed the Commission not to demarcate parliamentary constituencies before the election.


A LDP delegation, led by its president Col (retd) Oli Ahmed, took part in the meeting held with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda in the chair.


"It’s essential to deploy army 15 days before the national election to recover illegal arms for the sake of holding a fair election. It’s also important to bring every polling station under the supervision of army, and they should be given power like that of law enforcement agencies," Oli Ahmed said in his party's 12- point written proposal.


LDP’s other proposals are: Not using electronic voting machines until reaching a consensus over the national election, dissolving parliament before the election, making a provision to carry NID cards by voters to exercise their voting rights and arresting identified criminals 30 days before the polls.


With this dialogue with the LDP, the EC completed its talks with all the 40 registered political parties taking their opinions over the Commission's preparation for arrangement of the 11th parliamentary election likely to be held in December2018.


Source: UNB