Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar said the Jamaat leaders, accused of different charges, will not be able to contest in the next national elections.
“Election Commission will not allow participation of any accused Jamaat leaders in the next general election,” the commissioner said on Tuesday while talking to journalists at his Nirbachan Bhaban office in Dhaka’s Agargaon in the afternoon.
He added the commission will verify the candidacy of any Jamaat leaders if they want to contest in the election independently.
Talukdar, however, did not clear whether the commission will formulate any laws regarding this.
In august 2013, a special High Court bench declared Jamaat’s registration with the Election Commission illegal.
Regarding deployment of army in the elections, he said the commission did not take any decision yet.
“Time will say whether army will be deployed considering the country’s political situation,” he added.