Security forces are working to help the Election Commission hold fair Union Parisahd elections, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina clearly instructed us to ensure fair holding of the elections and security forces are working accordingly,” he told reporters at the secretariat.
Responding to a question over violence in the UP elections, the Home Minister said, “Police personnel are performing their duties. The elections are being held in a broad area. You know clashes and violence for establishing supremacy are common in UP elections.”
Incidents of killings and injuries were reported from different places and police have arrested the offenders after identifying them, he added.
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Voting for the second phase of the union parishad polls is underway in the country, with over 41,000 candidates in the fray for different posts.