A proposal (EC) Electoral Commission maintenance power to cancel candidacy contestants who violate the electoral behavior in the next elections of Union Parishad denied for vetting.
The EC requested such powers to deal with poll code violations in the Union Parishad elections, held along party lines in the first half, but the government quashed the conviction.
The law ministry on Tuesday returned the draft electoral regulations and the code sent by the EC for vetting. all other EC proposal had a restriction on the cancellation of the application was approved.
The EC has the power to do so in the case of national surveys, city corporation, municipal and Upazila council. However, I never had these powers with regard to the election of Union Parishad before and had searched them this time.
“The ministry of the law struck the proposal for the cancellation of the bid,” said Undersecretary Mohsinul CE Haque. He said the commission would discuss the controlled electoral rules and code of conduct on Wednesday.
“The commission will review the regulations controlled and forward them to ministry after approval,” said Commissioner of Elections Zabed Md Ali.
He said the timing of the first phase of voting will be announced once the printing of forms and documents had ended.