Election Commission Denies Lax Enforcement of Electoral Code of Conduct, Clarifies Campaign Laws

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Some prominent people spreading rumors that EC is lax in enforcing electoral code of conduct: EC

  • The Election Commission (EC) clarifies laws regarding election campaign
  • EC alleges that prominent people are making fabricated statements about the electoral code of conduct
  • Referring to the Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates in Parliamentary Elections, 2008
  • The campaign period for the candidates has been fixed from 18 December this year to 5 January at 8am
  • Some prominent people spreading rumors that EC is lax in enforcing electoral code of conduct: EC

    The Election Commission (EC) has alleged that some prominent people are making fabricated statements in the media about the electoral code of conduct. The commission clarified that such concocted statements can mislead the public and negatively affect the upcoming Jatiya Sangsad election. Referring to the Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates in Parliamentary Elections, 2008, the EC emphasized the rules and regulations regarding election campaigning.

    Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates

    The statement by the Election Commission highlighted the main subject of the electoral code of conduct, which focuses on political parties and candidates. It also emphasized the specific regulations regarding the campaign period for the candidates, which has been fixed from 18 December to 5 January.

    Prohibition of Electioneering

    The EC also reiterated that any kind of electioneering by or on behalf of any candidate is prohibited before 21 days of polling. It emphasized that no person is legally eligible to become a candidate and campaign for or against any candidate in any constituency before 18 December. The 12th Jatiya Sangsad election of Bangladesh is slated to take place on 7 January 2024.

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