City elections held in healthy atmosphere, Bnp rejected: PM

City elections held in healthy atmosphere, Bnp rejected: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said people of Bangladesh would never vote for a party like BNP and in future people of the whole country will reject them like yesterday’s city poll in Dhaka and Chittagong.
“Why people will give them vote. People have to hate them forever who snatched away meals from peoples’ mouth, killed people burning alive and caused their harm,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said this while distributing cheques among the relatives of the dead persons, injured persons and transport owners affected during the last-months’ siege and hartal programmes of BNP led 20 party combine.
Addressing the function held at Prime Minister’s Tejgaon Office, Sheikh Hasina said the city corporation election yesterday was held in a healthy atmosphere with huge participation of the people.“BNP intended to organise one or two killings and boycott the election. But the law enforcing agencies were very much careful. So they could not do this,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said yesterday’s elections to two city corporations were more peaceful than five previous elections held in the country. Out of over 2,700 centres polling was postponed only in a few and trouble in some booths.
She said the city corporation polls were not only for mayors but also for councilors, so some incidents took place and police has taken immediate actions. “If we calculate, the incidents were very insignificant than any previous electoral trouble in Bangladesh and any other parts of the world,” she said.
Ruling out the allegation of BNP of snatching voting rights of the people, the Prime Minister said how BNP candidates have got huge votes if they are prevented from exercising their franchise.
Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shariyar Alam and State Minister for LGRD Moshiur Rahman Ranga were present, among others, on the occasion.
The Prime Minister distributed a total of 258 cheques among the relatives of dead, injured people and transport owners amounting Taka 10,47,40,000. Out of this, relatives of dead and injured persons received 193 cheques of Taka 8,41,00,000 and 65 owners of transport owners received cheques of Taka Taka 2,06,40,000. – Agencies

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