Bnp blames EC, Govt to snatch Municipal polls

Bnp blames EC, Govt to snatch Municipal polls

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Dhaka – BNP on Saturday alleged that the government and the Election Commission (EC) are jointly out there to snatch December-30 municipal election results in favour of the ruling party.“The prevailing situation indicates that the government and the Election Commission forging a partnership is trying to grab the mayoral and councillor posts in the municipal polls,” said BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Speaking at a press briefing, he also alleged that the only objective of the Awami government’s ‘game plan’ is to eliminate its opponents in the election race.
Rizvi criticised the EC for what he said not taking any visible action against those ruling party men who are violating the election code of conduct. “Our party candidates and party leaders are lodging various complaints with the EC regularly across the country, but there’s no remedy.”
He said the ruling party MPs and ministers are violating the election code of conduct while BNP candidates their supporters are being barred from electioneering and attacked in different areas, including, Noakhali, Kushtia, Natore, Narayanganj, Chittagong, Joypurhat, Bhola, Jhenidah, Comilla, Jhalakati, Barguna and Mymensingh.
Apart from intimidating the voters and BNP leaders and activists, Rizvi alleged that the ruling party MPs are trying to persuade voters by inaugurating different development activities in different areas.
He also alleged that the government is arresting the opposition leaders and activists using law enforcers as it does not believe in people’s power and accountability.
“The government has become desperate to snatch people’s verdict as it has become shameless,” he observed.- UNB

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