Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Commissioner Zahurul Haque said that the Anti-Corruption Commission will look into the assets of the MP candidates. Action will be taken if illegal sources are found. According to the affidavit, the agency believed that many of the candidates’ assets were abnormally inflated. It is known that hundreds of people have been listed.
Everyone has to be a candidate in the parliamentary elections with income-expenditure and wealth calculations. The media is analyzing their affidavits. According to calculations, the wealth of most of the candidates has increased. Some have become millionaires from nothing, many have increased their wealth hundreds of times.
Anti-corruption organization Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) says that increasing the wealth of candidates is not a crime. However, it should be found whether it is acquired illegally or not. If the correct information comes out, the voters will be able to elect honest and qualified representatives.
TIB Executive Director Dr. Iftekharuzzaman said, ‘In some cases, corruption allegations have been proven in court and punishment has been done, although the matter is under consideration by the High Court. But in that case it is plausible that the allegations are true. People are expected not to vote for such a candidate.
According to ACC, it will be investigated whether the candidates have accumulated wealth illegally or not. In this regard information is being taken from media as well as detectives.
ACC Commissioner Zahurul Haque said, ‘It cannot be said that everyone’s wealth is illegal. May be legal or illegal. A report in a newspaper can’t really call the man the owner of illegal wealth. We cannot say anything without an investigation.’
According to the ACC, there will be surveillance on who is spending black money in the elections.