Posters, banners and all kinds of campaign materials were removed from the electric poles and buildings’ walls and other places of the town today at the initiative of Gaibandha Pourasabha, reports BSS.
According to sources the Election Commission (EC) in a circular asked the political parties, the party men and the aspirant candidates to remove their posters, banners, billboards, arches and illuminations within November 14 at their own cost.
If anyone fails to comply with the directive, the EC will take stern action against him or her for violating the electoral code of conduct, the circular said. Bringing out processions and staging showdowns are prohibited until the candidates are allotted electoral symbols on November 30, the circular added. The EC also directed the Mayors and the Union Parishad (UP) Chairmen under the ministry of the local government to take necessary steps to remove posters, banners and other campaign materials within November 14 midnight.
Accordingly, Mayor of Gaibandha Municipality sought cooperation of the district administration and Zila police to conduct drives in the district town aimed at removing the posters, banners and the campaign materials.In response, district magistrate Sebastin Rema and police super Engineer Abdul Mannan Miah enhanced their hands of cooperation to Mayor Advocate Shah
Masud Zahagir Kabir Milon and participated in the drives on Saturday.
District Election Officer Mahbubur Rahman, officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sadar Thana Khan M Shahriar and journalists accompanied the team during the drives.
Mayor of Gaibandha Pourasabha thanked the district magistrate and the police super for participating in the drives and making it successful as well.