Judicial

EC asks city election candidates to submit polls expenses in 7 days

DHAKA The Election Commission (EC) has asked the candidates of Dhaka city elections to submit their polls expenditure

statements within seven days beginning from the date of polls result

announcement.

The EC issued a circular in this regard today, signed by its deputy

secretary Md Atiar Rahman.

As per the Local Government (City Corporation) Election Rules-2010, every candidate of city elections is supposed to submit a statement on his or her election expenditures within seven days from the date of polls results announcement.

The rules allow a mayoral candidate to spend maximum Taka seven lakh as personal and election expenditure.

There were a total of 30,10,273 voters in Dhaka North City Corporation

(DNCC) area, while 24,53,194 voters in Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) area.

According to the election rules, a mayor candidate can spend Taka one lakh

as personal expenditure if there are less than 20 lakh voters. If the number

of voters is over 20 lakh, the mayoral candidate can spend Taka two lakh as

personal expenditure. He or she can also spend Taka five lakh as election

expenses.

A councilor candidate can spend maximum Taka 50,000 in the city election as

personal expenditure, while maximum Taka six lakh as election expenses.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)