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Local body elections: High court is in favour of political campaign August 1, 2008

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, ELECTION, GOVERNANCE, JUDICIARY, local government, POLITICS.
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Bangladesh High Court in a judgment yesterday allows the candidates the use their political affiliations in the local government election.[DS]
The judgment goes against the Election Commission who bars the candidates to use their political identity.
The judgment also will frustrate the citizens group who like to see the local government elections to be non-political in character.
On the other hand. the politicians expressed their rejoice on the judgment saying it is the recognition of the politician against some quarters attempt to depoliticisation of the local government from the mainstream politics.

The High Court however allows election of the 4 city corporations and 9 municipal bodies to be held as sheduled.

The Election Commission accepted the verdict for the time being and will complete already scheduled city corporations elections, then they will make necessary amendments in laws to make the local government elections non-political.[DS]

An ordinary citizen

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