Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Thursday said a competitive and participatory election environment has been created for all to contest the next parliamentary polls.
“We had expected a competitive and participatory election, and our desire has been fulfilled. A congenial environment has been created which is visible through the submission of nomination papers,” he said. The CEC said this while speaking at the inaugural programme of a workshop arranged for government officials at Nirbachan Bhaban.
“All, including influential persons and independent candidates, submitted their nomination papers to their respective returning officers in a disciplinary way and no one violated the electoral code of conduct. No one was accompanied by more than 5-7 people during nomination paper submissions,” he said. Huda went on saying, “We want to believe that those who are doing politics and contesting the election will abide by the electoral code of conduct during their electioneering.”