Army to be deployed on 29 December

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Staff Reporter :
The Election Commission (EC) held a meeting on Monday with the Bangladesh Army’s Principal Staff to discuss army deployment during the upcoming 12th Parliamentary Election, scheduled for January 7.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal presided.

The meeting was held at the Election Commission headquarters in the capital’s Agargaon.

The Bangladesh Army will be deployed across the country for 13 days starting from 29 December ahead of the upcoming national polls.

Lieutenant General Waker-Uz-Zaman, principal staff of the army, made the disclosure after a meeting with the Election Commission on Monday (11 December).

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He said the deployment of army troops will continue till 10 January.

Some 750,000 members of law and order forces will be deployed in the upcoming national polls.

The 12th Parliamentary Election is set to be held on January 7, as per the schedule announced by Chief Election Commissioner KaziHabibulAwal on November 15.