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National Election campaign begins

National Election campaign begins

Election campaign begins today in full-swing across the country as Bangladesh Election Commission has opened the campaign field after completing official formalities, including allocation of symbols among the candidates vying for Dec 30 national polls, local media reports said.

“Candidates and their supporters can conduct election campaign at their respective constituencies immediately after getting electoral symbols,” said Election Commission Joint Secretary Farhad Ahmad Khan on Monday (Dec 10).

As per the election schedule, the Election Commission distributed symbols among candidates on Monday. The EC has also started sending polling materials, including stamp pad, officials seal, marking seal, indelible ink pen, charger light, stapler pin and machine to its all regional offices across the country.

As per rules and regulations of EC, the candidates will be able to continue their campaign till midnight on Dec 28, ahead of 32 hours of voting day on Dec 30.

The Election Commission has already directed the executive magistrates and law enforcement officers to stay alert to prevent any untoward situation centering polls during the campaign.

A total of 122 Electoral Inquiry Committee will remain in the field of voting where candidates and their supporters could complain on any issues regarding the violation of electoral offenses and code of conduct.

The retuning officers finalised the candidates for 300 constituencies after the deadline for withdrawal of candidature that expired at 5 p.m. on Sunday (Dec 9).