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Polls violence not expected, says CEC

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 16 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Monday said tendency to establish supremacy, clash of clan, personal enmity and political conflict led to violence during the Union Parishad (UP) polls. 

“Casualties have occurred in several places, centering on the UP elections. Violence is not expected or desirable. Analytical reports on the incidents have shown the causes,” said the CEC.

He made the remarks while speaking at a press briefing at the Election Commission in the capital.

Nurul Huda said according to the media reports, there were incidents of killing during the electoral violence across the country. 

He demanded an inquiry into whether all these incidents happened during the UP polls.  

“Only a few incidents took place at polling stations while some incidents took place before the announcement of the election schedule,” he said.    

The CEC said, “After analyzing the information on incidents, it is seen that the elections were held in a participatory and competitive manner.”

“Spontaneous participation voters and news of free elections has been broadcast live on television,” he said.