Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal said, ‘We have developed a management app. Through that app, the percentage of votes will be shown every two hours. You can see it from anywhere in the world including Bangladesh. If it is seen that 20 percent of the votes were cast at 2 o’clock and 90 percent at 3 o’clock, it will not be credible. Balance must be created inside the polling station for free elections.
He said this after exchanging views with the administration and law enforcement officials of 6 districts at Advocate Tarek Smriti Auditorium at Mymensingh Town Hall on Sunday afternoon. Earlier, the CEC had an exchange of views with the candidates participating in the election at the Bhasha Sainik Abdul Jabbar Auditorium.
The CEC said that there have been many changes in the administration for the sake of fair elections, and strict action will be taken if anyone in the administration wants to influence the election. He urged the candidates to ensure polling agents in every polling station.
The Chief Election Commissioner said, ‘If any agent is expelled from the centre, then a complaint must be made to the Presiding Officer and Returning Officer immediately. No complaints will be entertained after the vote.’
Qazi Habibul Awal said, ‘We want a free, fair and impartial election. We have preparations for that. There will be adequate number of law enforcement personnel to control the situation outside the centre. Many of us have been transferred to make elections free. Still receiving complaints against many people for violating the code of conduct, they are being investigated and action taken.
CEC said, ‘no one from the administration can influence the polling station. Because the District Commissioner and District Superintendent of Police and DIG will not be able to enter the center. Even then, strict action will be taken if someone from the administration exerts power and influences the polling station.’
Candidates of 11 parliamentary constituencies of Mymensingh, participating in the election at Bhasha Sainik Abdul Jabbar Auditorium, raised various complaints with the Chief Election Commissioner and sought their resolution.