Coalitions for single polls symbol have to report by Nov 12: EC

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 19:14, Nov 10, 2018 | Updated : 19:17, Nov 10, 2018

The Election Commission offices in Dhaka`s Agargaon. File PhotoPolitical alliances intending to contest the election with a single symbol will have to inform the Election Commission by Sunday.
“Otherwise, no party can take part in the election as partner of alliance (officially). Each party will have to contest the polls with its respective electoral symbol,” EC Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed said on Saturday.
As per the law, no election campaign is allowed till allocation of polls symbol (Nov 30), he told the media.
Responding to a query on the ruling Awami League seeking more time, the EC official said, “They are yet to file an application. The commission has the power and whether it would consider, is their call.”
In reply to another query on BNP's demand for deferring the election, Secretary Ahmed said there is no possibility of delaying it.
If all parties reach a consensus over it, then EC will take a decision, he said.