Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said that even though there is no pressure from the Election Commission to vote the voters, boycotting parties may pressure them not to come to the polling stations. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said this after a meeting with diplomats at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on Thursday afternoon.
The CEC said foreigners were questioning whether the government and the EC were pressuring voters to vote. In response to this, we have said, there is a fear that the boycotting parties may pressure them not to go to the polling stations.
He said, I invited the foreign ambassadors because they have always shown interest in the election. Everyone hopes that the elections will be free, fair and peaceful. Diplomats also questioned the number of allegations of violations of the code of conduct. We have communicated our steps.
EC invited 79 representatives from different countries and organizations on this day. But 53 people come on the invitation of EC.