The cabinet Thursday approved three ordinances that prescribe a series of provisions, including a ban on convicted war criminals from taking part in the local government polls.
The ordinances listed 20 crimes that disqualify the guilty to contest the polls.
A person who lost Bangladeshi citizenship or was declared insane by any court, or suffered at least two years in jail for criminal offenses or was a bank loan defaulter would be barred from the polls.
April 24, 2008
Breaking News: BDNews24 reports Ordinances ban war criminals from local polls: