Fair JS polls cannot be guaranteed: CEC

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Dhaka, August 07: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Tuesday said it cannot be guaranteed that there would be no anomalies in general elections.“There is no scope to say that there will be no any anomalies in general elections but the Election Commission will take action as per law,” he said.

The CEC came up with the observation while talking to reporters at the Election Training Institute at Agargaon in the city.

In response to a query on whether there is congenial atmosphere to hold the national election, especially after allegations of irregularities in the recently-concluded polls in five city corporations, he said, “I do not agree on the point that the city corporation elections were not satisfactory.”

“We always take actions against irregularities that usually take place in general elections. You have seen we took extra measures during Barisal city polls, where there were more irregularities,” the newsmen were told.