Aug 27, 2009 – Chhitmahal inhabitants won’t have space in voter list: Sohul – Daily Star

Star Online ReportElection Commissioner Muhammed Sohul Hussein today said the people of 16 enclaves in Panchagarh district would not get the opportunity to register as voters.
Around 40,000 people living in 16 enclaves in Panchagarh have long been demanding the implementation of Mujib-Indira treaty enabling them to register to vote. The treaty was signed in 1974 by the then two premiers. After visiting the site of voter server station at Boda upazila, Sohul told reporters that the local government election including Union Parishad and Pourasava would be held after the parliament passed the local government law. “I don’t believe we would be able to hold the election before December,” said Sohul.
The election commissioner also said election commission was now strong, neutral and independent. No one will be able to raise any question against voter list in future, he added.


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