CEC calls TIB report not authentic

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda. File photoChief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Wednesday trashed the Transparency International Bangladesh's (TIB's) report over vote fraud in the 11th general elections saying it was not authentic, reports UNB.

"I'm rejecting it completely. It's not an authentic report," he told newsmen after a programme at Election Training Institute in the city's Agargaon area.

The commission did not receive any such allegation from the media on the voting day, the CEC said when his attention was drawn to the TIB report published on Tuesday.

In its report, TIB labelled the 30 December general election as 'controversial' saying that there had been polls irregularities in 47 out of 50 constituencies it surveyed during the election.

About the criticism of the EC's role by TIB, the CEC said, "These are indecorous and inappropriate. It shouldn't have said these."

He, however, said the commission will not take any step against such remarks.

Claiming that no such election irregularity take place, he said the EC gleaned information from media, its own officials, electoral inquiry committees and magistrates.

The CEC said there is no authenticity of the allegations brought by TIB.

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