The BNP has alleged that the Election Commission has adopted the stance of a ‘disciple of the government as it did earlier’.The party’s Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said at a media conference on Friday that the commission was doing so “to fulfil the government’s agenda over the municipal polls”.
“There is a bid to fulfil a plan to foil the municipal polls through the very presence of the administration. The Election Commission also knows about it,” he said.
“The Election Commission is playing the role of a disciple of the government as it did before, to satisfy the government’s unrestrained greed,” he said.
He alleged that the government was using the law-enforcing agencies to conduct mass arrests in order to influence the Dec 30 municipal polls.
Rizvi said the country is “experiencing an alarming situation”.
“It will not be possible to hold a free and fair election in such a situation,” he said.
He also alleged that ministers and MPs were breaching the electoral code of conduct.