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Staff Correspondent
The Election Commission (EC) will possibly sit with high ups of all law enforcing agencies on December 13, to chalk up strategies for holding the 11th parliamentary election slated in a free, fair and credible manner.
To this end, a proposal setting the date on December 13 has already been placed before the authorities concerned. “We hope that proposal will be approved on Thursday,” an EC official told Bangladesh Post on Wednesday.
High officials from armed forces, ministry of Home affairs, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Coast Guard and village police will attend the meeting.
Earlier, the EC already held several numbers of special meetings with election officials, returning officers, assistant returning officers, police administration, magistrates and officials of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)
According to the polls schedule, the deadline for submission of nomination papers expired on Wednesday, while that of scrutinising nomination papers is December 2 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is December 9.
Some Tk 700 crore has been allocated for conducting the election. Out of the total money, 500 crore has been sanctioned for law enforcing agencies, according to EC sources.
The EC has already asked the all law enforcing agencies to submit their expected budget within a week. About 7 lakh members of different law enforcing agencies will be deployed in the forthcoming election.