Bogura by-poll proves fair election possible using EVMs: Hasan

DHAKA, June 25, 2019 : Information Minister and Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud today said Bogura by-polls has proven that fair and neutral elections are possible using electronic voting machines (EVMs).

“Under the incumbent government, all elections were held in a fair and neutral manner. Hopefully, BNP will not say anything more against use of EVMs in polls,” he told newsmen after attending a meeting of the Bangabandhu’s birth centenary celebration national implementation committee at International Mother Language Institute here.

Hasan congratulated BNP for winning the by-election in Bogura-6 constituency. BNP candidate Golam Mohammad Siraj won the polls yesterday.

Replying to a question, he said all arrangements have been completed to air programmes of state-run Bangladesh Television (BTV) in India.

“Today a technical committee is going to India. In July, we will decide from when the BTV programmes can be seen in India,” he added.

About airing local advertisements in foreign channels, Hasan said an act was formulated in 2006 in this regard.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave directives to implement the act, he said, adding, “We will take steps as per the act.”

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