Monday, December 12, 2011

EC Expresses Inability To Hold DCC Polls

The Election Commission (EC) said on Monday that it is not possible for it to conduct the election of the bifurcated Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) during its tenure.

Chief Election Commissioner ATM Shamsul Huda disclosed the EC's official position before journalists after a meeting.

The EC will send a letter to the Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) ministry informing their decision Tuesday.

The EC held the two-hour meeting at its secretariat to make a decision on whether to hold the DCC election during its tenure which is going to expire in February.

Earlier on several occasions, two election commissioners said the elections to the bifurcated DCC by next February appear to be uncertain as the commission finds it difficult to complete preparations for the polls prior to the expiry of its tenure.