Election Commissioner (EC) Md. Alamgir said, ‘Not yet, not before the 12th Parliament election. Neither international, nor local nor by government. No pressure from any side. We are pressed to our conscience. This pressure is that we are committed to conduct a fair, just, impartial and peaceful election.’
The Election Commissioner said these things in response to journalists’ questions at Kishoreganj Circuit House on Monday afternoon.
EC Alamgir said in response to the question whether the army will be given the power of magistracy in the election, “There is no opportunity to give the power of magistracy to the army.” The army is the force engaged in the defense of the country. We call upon them whenever necessary for any work of our civil administration. They help us. There is no chance of giving them magisterial powers.’
Later in the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner on the occasion of the twelfth National Parliament election, the Election Commissioner held an exchange meeting with the returning officers, assistant returning officers, local authorities of the law and order forces and people related to the election. Alamgir.
Deputy Commissioner and Returning Officer of Kishoreganj Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad presided over the exchange meeting, Superintendent of Police Mohammad Russell Sheikh, District Election Officer Mohammad Ashraful Islam and other officials of various levels were present.