Publish: 13 Oct 2020, 07:12 pm
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda said Faridpur 4 MP Nixon Chowdhury violated electoral code threatening Faridpur deputy commissioner in a row over the arrest of his supporters during Upazila by-polls.
The CEC's comment came after the Cabinet Division filed a complaint with Election Commission against Nixon.
The lawmaker reportedly threatened Faridpur deputy commissioner, UNO and executive magistrate over phone protesting the arrest during by-polls to Charbhadrasan Upazila.
He issued the threat at a victory rally held in front of Charbhadrasan Upazila Awami League office after Awami League candidate Md Kawsar Hossain was elected chairman of the Upazila.
However, MP Nixon Chowdhury rejected the claim at a press conference at Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday.
He claimed phone conversation between him and the DC was edited and circulated in social media.
Faridpur DC worked for BNP’s rival candidate in the by-polls to Charbhadrasan Upazila, he said demanding punishment to Faridpur DC.