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TIB: Candidates Spent on Campaigns Before Electioneering Was Allowed


The Bangladesh chapter of Transparency International published a survey report on the ninth parliamentary election in Bangladesh Transparency . They organized a press conference to issue their report The report was prepared based on campaigns in 40 constituencies including 15 in Dhaka.

The report showed that as many as 142 candidates from 40 constituencies spent on average about Tk 3.04 lakh each for campaigns before electioneering was allowed as per electoral laws.

The candidates from Awami League, BNP and Jamaat along with independent ones had already spent about Tk 4.32 crore by the time campaigning was allowed 21 days before the national election.

Amir Khasru has more on the story.

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