Only through EVMs is it possible to give an acceptable election gift: EC Rasheda
Election Commissioner (EC) Rasheda Sultana commented that it is possible to present free, fair and acceptable elections to the people only through EVMs.
He said this in the chief guest’s speech at the presiding officers’ by-election of Chapainawabganj-2 (Nachol, Gomstapur, Bholahat) constituencies in Nachole, Chapainawabganj on Thursday.
He said, however, we have to cooperate with the political parties in conducting fair elections. Then we can ensure everyone’s voting rights.
EC Rasheda directed all the presiding officers to work towards ensuring that no voter’s privacy is leaked, saying that our power is not unlimited. As stated in the constitution, we will carry out our duties. However, while fulfilling this responsibility, we cannot lose our acceptability. No one will be allowed to enter the secret room.
Under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner AKM Galiv Khan, Election Commission Joint Secretary Farhad Hossain Khan, Regional Election Officer Delwar Hossain, District Superintendent of Police AHM Abdur Rakib, District Election Officer Motayakkil Rahman, Upazila Parishad Chairman Abdul Quader, UNO Mohaimena Sharmin and others were present in the meeting.
Later in the afternoon, EC Rasheda exchanged views with the candidates for Chapainawabganj 2nd and 3rd parliamentary seat by-elections in the auditorium of the Deputy Commissioner’s office.