CEC worried over arson attacks on polling stationsStaff Correspondent
Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Saturday expressed concern over escalating violence and setting polling stations on fire on the eve of Sunday’s polls and said that the EC had asked the government to strengthen polling stations’ security.
‘We are also very worried just like you,’ Rakibuddin told reporters after inaugurating a media centre at the EC secretariat.
‘We asked the authorities concerned to beef up security,’ he said replying to a question.
He said the EC issued orders either to repair the burnt down polling stations immediately if possible or shift the polling stations.
Asked to identify the perpetrators, the CEC said that it was for history and the people to judge who should shoulder the responsibility for the situation that has arisen.
He kept mum when asked whether he was satisfied with the election.
The CEC hoped that the January 5 election would be transparent and fair.
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