No EPR convicts in polls, repeats CEC: EC contemplates holding 70-like election

Staff Reporter

Chief Election Commissioner Dr ATM Shamsul yesterday reiterated that no convicted person under Emergency Power Rules (EPR) would be allowed to take part in the forthcoming elections scheduled to be held on December 18.
“Anyone convicted under Emergency Power Rules, up to the day of scrutiny of nomination papers, will be considered unfit for elections,” he said while inaugurating the second phase of a training programme on electoral laws for Deputy Commissioners (DCs).
The CEC said the Commission wants to see the candidates for national elections as ‘role models’. [Read more]


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