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Prohibition on gatherings likely to discourage voters

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On the occasion of the 12th National Assembly elections, the Public Security Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs has banned any type of gatherings or political programs that may hinder the electoral work or discourage voters from voting. The ban came at the request of the Election Commission (EC).

In a letter signed by Habibul Hasan, Senior Assistant Secretary, Public Security Department, Ministry of Home Affairs, the instructions were given to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) on Wednesday. Signed the letter as private secretary to the senior secretary of the ministry.

Earlier on Tuesday EC Deputy Secretary Md. A letter in this regard signed by Atiyar Rahman was sent to the senior secretary of the Public Security Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The letter sent from the Political Branch-6 of the Public Security Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs said that the polling for the 12th National Assembly elections will be held on January 7, 2024. Campaigning of rival candidates will start from 18 December 2023. From December 18 until the end of polling, the Election Commission to take necessary measures to prevent everyone from taking and implementing any type of meeting, assembly or any other type of political program that may hinder the election work or discourage the voters from voting. requested.

In this situation, on the occasion of the twelfth national parliament election, from 18 December 2023 until the time before the end of the polling, it is directed to take necessary measures to prevent everyone from accepting and implementing any type of meeting, assembly or any other type of political program other than election campaigning. Requested.



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