BNP yesterday informed diplomats from different missions about the rigging and irregularities during the recently concluded municipal polls.The diplomats at a meeting at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office were also shown videos on the irregularities and handed over different documents related to the vote rigging during December 30 municipal polls.
A delegation headed by BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir briefed the diplomats on the irregularities including vote riggings with help of video clippings and documents.
Talking to reporters, BNP international affairs secretary Dr Asaduzzaman Ripon said it was a routine view exchange meeting with diplomats.
He said the diplomats were eager to know as how the irregularities were committed during the municipal polls. They also wanted to know our position and how we have witnessed the polls,” he added.
“The issues came up during our routine exchange of views with them (diplomats),” he said.
Replying to a question, Ripon said they have shown the diplomats a documentary on how the municipal election was held with rigging, obstructing voters to cast their votes, ousting candidates and their polling agents and how they were assaulted.
“Definitely we have shown them some documentary evidence. And we told them holding a fair poll is not possible under them (present government),” he said.
The BNP leader, who was in the party delegate, alleged that no election that they participated after the January 5 polls was held in free and fair manner.
The BNP leaders earlier also briefed foreign diplomats on December 23 following the pourasabha polls.
Ambassadors and representatives from about 20 countries and international forum including United Nations, Sweden, Spain,, United States, Russia, Germany, Turkey, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands and Japan took part in the hour-long meeting began at 4:10pm.
BNP standing committee meeting Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, BNP chairperson’s advisers Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Inam Ahmed Chowdhury, Reaz Rahman, Sabihuddin Ahmed and journalist Shafik Rehman, among others, were present at the meeting.