Election Commission issues public notice asking new political parties to register by Aug 29
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, May 27: The Election Commission (EC) has called for the registration of new parties wishing to take part in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
Applications can be submitted till August 29 this year. A public notice signed by EC Secretary Md. Humayun Kabir Khandaker has been issued in this regard on Thursday (May 26).
It said that political parties wishing to register under Section 90A of the Representation of the People Order, 1972 should apply by August 29. Political parties capable of fulfilling the conditions mentioned in the Political Party Registration Rules, 2008 are required to fill up Form-1 as per the guidelines given by the Election Commission attached to the Rules. Then the parties have to apply on their own letterhead pad.
Party constitution, election manifesto (if any), party rules (if any), picture of party logo and flag, list of names of all members of party central executive committee or equivalent committee, bank account number and bank name reserved for party and name of that account, the latest status, details of source of party funds, and power of attorney issued in favor of the person concerned to apply for party registration should be attached with the application.
At the same time, in any of the parliamentary elections held between the time Bangladesh became independent and the date of submission of the application, the party has to submit an authentic document in support of winning at least one seat with the party election symbol.
Or, in any one of the parliamentary elections held between the time Bangladesh became independent and the date of submission of the application, a certificate issued by the Commission or an authorized official has to be submitted in support of gaining five (05) percent of the votes cast in that party's constituency.
In addition, an active central office, including the party's central committee, effective district offices in at least one-third of the administrative districts, and effective offices in at least 100 upazilas or metropolitan police stations, and at least 200 voters in each upazila or police station.