Voter’s list must be done with care: Mahbub Talukder

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 13:05, Apr 17, 2019 | Updated : 13:06, Apr 17, 2019

Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder has said that those who do not believe in democracy want to put the national election under question.
He made the comment on Wednesday (Apr 17) at an event on the training of officials involved in the updating of the voters’ list 2019.
Saying that voting involves election and democracy, he said, “Vote is the symbol of sovereignty and a sacred asset of the nation.”
A non-transparent vote is never acceptable in an independent country, he said and added, “Sometimes, a voter cannot cast his/her vote freely and go back home.”
To ensure a neutral vote, the pre-condition is a correct voters’ list, commented Talukder.
“For new voters, the countrywide registration of Apr 23 is important because with the right to vote, a person becomes a full-fledged citizen.”
If the list is not produced properly then election may face jeopardy, therefore, we must ensure that there is no negligence in making the proper list, he warned.