EC show causes 60 candidates for violating code of conduct
Dhaka, Dec 4: The Election Commission (EC) has show caused 60 candidates contesting in the 12th National Assembly elections for violating the code of conduct.
Election commission sources said that the voting for the 12th national parliament election will be held on January 7. However, violations of the code of conduct in elections could not be prevented. Apart from candidates and their supporters, ministers-MPs have also been accused of violating the code of conduct. Even though one after another 'stern' warning messages have been given by the Election Commission, no one is heeding it.
It has been reported that within a day of the announcement of the schedule, allegations of violation of code of conduct were filed against Omar Farooq Chowdhury, the current Member of Parliament of Rajshahi-1 (Godagari-Tanore) Constituency and former Minister of State for Industries. The EC warned the former state minister on this charge.
EC Deputy Secretary Md. Atiyar Rahman sent the instruction to the Rajshahi District Commissioner (Returning Officer) on November 22. Even then, Omar Farooq Chowdhury was not alerted. On Sunday, the Election Commission reprimanded Omar Farooq Chowdhury for the same complaint.
Shaheen Chakladar, the nominated candidate of Awami League of Jessore-6 constituency, has been issued show cause for not obeying the election law and violating the code of conduct. A notice signed by the Chairman of the Election Investigation Committee and Senior Assistant Judge Sujata Amin on Sunday condemned him. He has campaigned three weeks ahead of time with a showdown with a convoy of vehicles. At the same time, on December 6 at 10 am, the concerned court has been ordered to appear in person or through a representative and give a written explanation. Shaheen Chakladar does not obey the election law. In this way 60 candidates have been show caused by the EC.