Bnp for EC’s action against ‘terrorists’ attacking Khaleda party

Bnp for EC’s action against ‘terrorists’ attacking Khaleda party

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Convenor of pro-BNP group of intellectuals, Adarsha Dhaka Andolon, Prof Dr Emajuddin Ahmed on Wednesday said that the ruling Awami League would have been happier if Khaleda Zia decided not to contest the city polls of April 28.
Addressing a press conference at its office at Purana Paltan in the city, he termed the attack on Khaleda Zia’s motorcade “unacceptable” and “unexpected.”
“It is not acceptable that Khaleda Zia has come under attack repeatedly though she had been elected prime minister of the country three times and she is the most popular in Bangladesh politics,” he said.His comments came after the repeated attacks on the former premier when she took part in electioneering in favour of her party backed candidates.
Emajuddin criticised the Election Commission for maintaining silence in this regard and for the decision to deploy army as strike force.
“It is unfortunate that the role of EC has remained so far same as that prior and during the January 5 polls,” he said.
Journalist Shawkat Mahmud, member secretary of the organisation, Prof Mahbub Ullah, poet Abdul Hye Sikder and M Abdullah among others, were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, addressing a press conference at BNP central office, party international affairs secretary Asaduzzaman Ripon alleged that the ruling party resorted to the path of terrorism in the city polls having failed to face the opposition-backed candidates politically.
He questioned the logic behind carrying out attack on Khaleda Zia’s motorcade and urged that government shun the path of creating tension.
Ripon alleged that some terrorists are also taking part in electioneering with Awami League-backed mayoral contenders.
He urged the Election Commission to take action against the terrorists. – Staff Reporter

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