BNP yesterday accused Election Commission of serving the interests of government and the ruling party ahead of the ensuing Union Parishad (UP) elections scheduled for March 22.“The Election Commission is doing whatever it is instructed by the executive division, government and ruling party. The commission and the administration are jointly working to ensure the victory of ruling party,” said BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Talking to reporters after emerging from the EC, he alleged that the commission has no authoritative despite it is a constitutional body.
The BNP leader also alleged that the EC is ensuring victory of the ruling party candidates in different places by cancelling the candidatures of the BNP aspirants in the UP elections.
Rizvi, who led a two-member BNP delegation at the EC, said so far the party has no candidate in 114 UPs as nominations of the party candidates were not received in many places and cancelled some other places.
The BNP leader said they submitted a report on different irregularities took place across the country centring the UP polls.
In the first phase, election to a total of 738 UPs will be held on March 22 first time on the basis of party symbol.
The last date to withdraw the candidature is March 3.
Meanwhile, addressing a discussion meeting at Jatiya Press Club, Rizvi Ahmed termed the EC as “pet goat.”
“The rope of the goat remains at the Prime Minister’s Office. The Prime Minister pulls the rope when the EC tries to move,” he said.
Rizvi also criticised the government for obstructing them to create obstruction for them in holding their council.
“The government is not giving us any venue to hold the council. Juba League and Chhatra League have occupied all. Then, how we will hold the council—whether at Buriganga or preemies of an open school?” he questioned.
Juba Dal South Keraniganj unit organised the meeting protesting filing of cases against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and standing committee member Goyeshwar Chandra Roy.