The Election Commission has suspended the election of Chambal Union Parishad at Banshkhali upazila in Chattogram over violation of election regulations by a chairman candidate.
In a press release on Sunday the commission said the election slated for June 15 has been suspended until further notice.
According to the notice, chairman candidate of Chambal UP Mujibul Haque Chowdhury has announced that he will hire men to help people for pressing the EVM button and threatened to snatch win in the election using EVM as per his wish.
He also said he would have collected all the votes by night if there was no EVM which has been published in different newspaper and television reports. Local Administration and Election Officer found proof of the statement later through a probe.
“Such actions are criminal offence according to the Union Council (Election Behaviour) Rules, 2016 and The Local Government (Union Parishads) Rules ,2010. The commission directs to file a case against the Chambal UP chairman candidate,” said the EC.