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EC gets detailed report on Gaibandha by-poll anomalies

Published : 15 Nov 2022 09:45 PM | Updated : 16 Nov 2022 07:39 PM

Election Cor Rashida Sultana on Tuesdsay said that the detailed investigation report on the irregularities in the Gaibandha-5 constituency by-poll has been submitted to the Election Commission (EC).

"I have received the investigation report on the irregularities in the by-election to the Gaibandha-5 constituency. However, we have not discussed about it yet," she said while talking to the journalists at her office at the Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital.

She also said that discussions over the investigation report will be held within two days.

She hoped that the detailed information in the report will be disclosed in next week.

"Exemplary punishment will be taken against those found involved in the incident," she said.

Stating that the upcoming Rangpur City Corporation election will not be held like the Gaibandha by-election, the Election Commissioner said: "We do not want an election like Gaibandha in Rangpur." 

She said necessary instructions have been given to all concerned, including Returning Officer, to hold the Rangpur City Corporation election properly. 

She further said the incident that happened in Gaibandha was an isolated one.

"...But, later, Zilla Parishad, Pavartipur Municipality and Faridpur by-elections were held properly. No negative talk was anywhere," she added. 

"Elections are ongoing. The field administration is responding well," she said.

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