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01:15 PM, July 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:53 PM, July 09, 2019

JS polls: Shujan demands Supreme Judicial Council to probe irregularities

Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) today demanded the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) to probe the irregularities that took place in the 11th national election.

Lots of accusations of irregularities have surfaced centring the national elections, Dilip Kumar Sarker, central coordinator of Shujan, said at a press conference.

Shujan organised the conference at Dhaka Reporters' Unity to brief media about the outcome of its findings on election results.

Dilip Kumar said his organisation found different irregularities like nomination trade, obstructing election campaigns, beating away polling agents, ballot stuffing the night before the election, barring voters from voting, and forcing voters to vote for a particular party.

"After evaluating the polls results, we found out that 100% votes were cast in 213 polling centres of 103 constituencies, which is unbelievable," he said.

It also founds 100% votes were cast to a single symbol in 587 polling centres of 75 constituencies.

“We urge the president to form a Supreme Judicial Council in order to probe the irregularities and take actions against those involved, specially the election commission," Shujan Secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar said.

"In the whole history of the elections across the world, I have never heard of 100% votes being cast at an election," noted Journalist Syed Abul Maksud said.

Shujan President Hafiz Uddin also demanded a Supreme Judicial Council in this regard.

In the election held on December 30, 2018, the Awami League-led grand alliance secured 289 seats, while the Oikyafront got only eight seats.

 


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