Election Commission Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed said no political party or candidate can start election campaigning before the allocation of election symbols.
He made the remark at a briefing at Election Commission office on Friday.
He said the candidates can go for poll campaigning after the allocation of election symbol and can continue their campaigning upto 21 days.
The Election Commission secretary also asked the political parties to remove their posters, banners and all kinds of objects for electoral campaigns with their own initiative within the next seven days.
“If anyone denies to do so, the EC will take necessary measures against him/her as per the electoral code of conduct,” he mentioned.