24 political parties, 6 professional bodies submit proposals for EC formation

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Dhaka, Feb 11: A total of 24 registered political parties, including the ruling Awami League and six professional organisations have submitted the names of eligible people to the Search Committee proposing them for formation of a new Election Commission (EC).

Talking to reporters at the Secretariat here in the evening, Cabinet Division joint secretary and member secretary of Search Committee Shafiul Azim said 24 registered political parties and six professional bodies, including Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) and Bangladesh Krishibid Institution, submitted their proposals to this end.

Besides, he said, the committee received a number of proposals from home and abroad through email and “these names will be listed now and will be presented before the Search Committee”.

Earlier, the committee sent letters to the registered political parties requesting those to send their proposals adding the names of maximum 10 eligible people within 5 pm on February 11 (today) for the posts of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and other election commissioners.