Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) standing committee member leader Abdul Moyeen Khan on Wednesday feared that the ruling party will ‘grab’ nearly 700 out of 736 chairman posts in the first phase of the Union Parishad elections, reports UNB news agency.
“The government, we think, will snatch the election results of some 700 UP chairman posts out of 736 the way it did in the recently held municipal elections,” he said.
Moyeen, came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after meeting with chief election commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad at the EC secretariat.
“It has become a tradition that the government occupies the election field using the government officials and law enforcement agencies, and those who can take control over the field flexing muscle get elected,” he observed.
Moyeen Khan said they expressed their concern to the Election Commission that if this tradition continues, the UP election results will not be different from the ones held in municipalities. “If this salutation continues, we can guess what will be result in the UP election,” he added.
The BNP leader alleged that the EC cannot come out of the clutch of the government, no matter what efforts it is making. The government continues to control the EC illegally by public officials, though it’s a constitutional and independent body.”
A three-member BNP delegation, led by Moyeen Khan, had a nearly 90-minute meeting with the CEC ahead of first phase of the UP polls billed for 22 March. – News Desk