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Mon, November 19, 2018
EC to get Tk. 1200 crore for elections
Dhaka, 5 June, Abnews: The Election Commission (EC) will get Tk 675 crore in order to organize the upcoming parliamentary election.
 
Also, an additional Tk 603 crore has been allotted to them for arranging the local government polls.
 
In total, the EC is set to receive a total of Tk 1278 crore with Finance Ministry’s approval, nearly the same amount the EC demanded for the two polls.
 
Mokhlesur Rahman, Additional Secretary of the EC, on Monday sought more than Tk 1200 crore for the polls in the upcoming fiscal year.
 
“We’ve got what we wanted. There hasn’t been much of a cut,” he said.
 
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