Dhaka city polls date EC’s issue: Home boss



Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said the government has nothing to do with the Dhaka city polls date though it coincides with Saraswati Puja.

“Arranging polls to two Dhaka city corporations on the day of Saraswati Puja is an issue of the Election Commission (EC). It’ll take decisions [on polls-related issues],” he told reporters at the 50-year anniversary of Sher-e-Bangla School and College in the capital’s Madhubagh area.

“We’re working at the directive of the EC,” Kamal added.

The EC on December 22 announced that the polls will be held on January 30.

In Hinduism, Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge and learning, and so, the Puja is held at educational institutions.

But polling stations will be set up at different educational institutions in the city during the polls, which, many fear will hamper the Saraswati Puja celebrations

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