The Election Commission (EC) always takes decisions by itself as an independent institution, EC Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said on Tuesday.
“The Election Commission is an independent body. It takes all decisions by itself after holding meetings with its commissioners. It did not take any decision under any pressure or directives,” he told a media briefing at Agaragaon’s Nirbachan Bhaban here.
About the BNP’s allegation of reshuffling in administration, Helal Uddin said the Commission will not take any random allegation against its officials into cognisance.
“Allegations have to be specific. The Commission will take steps after inquiry if there is a specific allegation” he said.
As per the revised schedule of the 11th parliamentary election, voting will be held on December 30 while the last date of nomination paper submission is November 28.
The scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on December 2 and the deadline for withdrawal of candidature is December 9 next.-BSS