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Attack on minorities won`t sway in Rangpur city polls

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Staff Reporter :
Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Sunday said that the attack on Hindu community in Rangpur would have no impact on Rangpur City Corporation Election.
The CEC said this after a meeting with law enforcers at Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital.
The agenda of the meeting was to hold the upcoming city election in an acceptable manner.
"All sorts of steps will be taken to hold a free, fair and acceptable election," the CEC said adding there is nothing to worry about the atmosphere of polls.
He said that all the candidates would get equal opportunity and voters would be able to exercise their franchise without any fear. "Congenial atmosphere will be created for all the candidates," he assured.  
Asked about the deployment of army in the polls, he said that the Election Commission did not take any decision in this regard as yet.  The CEC said more than 3,500 members of different law enforcing agencies including police, RAB, APBN and Ansar will be deployed in the district during the polls scheduled to be held on December 21.
Protesting a Facebook post, hundreds of people attacked Thakurpara village in Rangpur in the afternoon of November 10. They torched 11 houses, vandalised many more and looted valuables from there.
A man was killed and about 20 others were injured after police fired rubber bullets and lobbed teargas shells to bring the situation under control.

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