‘EC won’t mediate among political parties’: CEC

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Dhaka, August 17: Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Thursday said the Election Commission (EC) would not mediate among political parties.

“The election commission will not mediate among the political parties. It is not its job.” he said.

The chief election commissioner made the comments during a discussion with journalists of the electronic media at the Election Commission’s Agargaon office in the city.

“We will not deploy army during the election depending on someone’s demand,” he said.

He said, “Deploying army will totally depend on situation. If we do not think necessary, army will not be deployed. The decision should be left for EC totally.”

He said, “It is not the duty of the Election Commission to mediate among the political parties. We will not go to anybody. We are an independent body.”

Nurul Huda added: “The Election Commission is a technical office. It will hold election in a manner as designed by the government. We have taken oath not to bow before anyone.”

The talks began shortly after 10:00am, after Wednesday’s discussions with print media’s journalists.

Senior journalists and editors of the print media urged the Election Commission to hold a free, fair and inclusive parliamentary election and stressed on the importance of political dialogue.

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