After the announcement of the eleventh parliamentary election schedule, the EC had directed the removal of posters, banners, gate, arcades, and all the publicity campaigns at their own expense by November 14. Later, the time has been extended till 18 November. On Monday, the potential candidates did not remove it at their own expense. Returning Officer and Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Ilias Hossain told, “Today, 28 teams have been working all day. The campaign will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday. “He also said that the designated executive magistrates in the election are working on the field to poster, remove banners and violate election code of conduct. EC Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed told reporters in Chittagong on Sunday, ‘Poster on their 18th (November) initiative, if the banner is not dropped, legal action will be taken against them. At the same time, the City Corporation has been instructed to take down the poster banner in the presence of Executive Magistrate. ‘
It was seen yesterday afternoon; there are billboards on the street in Manasa Bazar area of Manisha Badamalta of Patiya upazila. Also, from the crossing area of Karnaphuli upazila, there is a large banner and billboards on the two sides of the road to Mujjuratek banner named after an influential leader.
When asked about returning officer Mohammad Ilias Hossain, he said, “It is not supposed to be so. Either could not cover the time. It will be removed today (Tuesday). ‘
It was mentioned in the directive of the Election Commission that the concerned people should remove it at their own expense. Besides, the city corporation, municipal government institutions are instructed to take necessary measures.
However, it is known that no person fired posters, banners and billboards removed it at their own expense. Executive Magistrates appointed by Assistant Returning Officers and Electoral Officers have to be removed and evicted.
District administration sources said poster, banner, festoon eviction drive started in different upazilas and districts.