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Halt all recruitments, allocations before city polls: Bnp

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The Bnp on Sunday demanded the government to stop all recruitment, allocation of shops and carry out development projects in the bifurcated city corporations of Dhaka till April 28 mayoral polls.
“The government has become active in “April final” with recruitment process, allocation of shops and was carrying out development projects even after announcement of election schedule as the elected representative will take charge of the two city corporations in May,” said BNP International Affairs Secretary Dr Asaduzzaman Ripon.Addressing a press conference at BNP headquarters at Naya Paltan, he said that the government cannot allocate shops and carryout development projects after election schedule violating the rules and regulations.
Explaining “April final,” he said contractors often target to complete expending the money allocated for particular project before June no matter they completed their work or not. Like the contractors, the bifurcated DCC also doing the same thing.
Ripon, who refrained from the mayoral race as party candidate, alleged that the government moved to recruit partisan people in the two city corporations to make the jobs of the elected representatives of the city corporations difficult.
The BNP leader mentioned that the process is going on to give appointment to 109 persons in the two city corporations violating the rules as the government thinks the ruling party backed mayoral and councilor candidates will face huge defeat in April 28 polls in DSCC, DNCC and Chittagong.
He demanded immediately stoppage of the development activities, allocation of shops and recruitment process and called upon the Election Commission not to give its consent to such activites.
Ripon condemned the attacks on supporters of pro-BNP mayoral candidate Mirza Abbas allegedly by ruling party men and snatching leaflets and loudspeaker from their processions.
“The ruling party men have beaten up supporters of Abbas during campaign and are creating obstructions to BNP-backed candidate’s electioneering in different areas in the city,” he said.
He also alleged that the ruling party candidates are frequently violating the election code of conduct but the EC does not take proper action against them.
He said the BNP has participated in the city polls to uphold the people’s rights and elections should be acceptable.
BNP chairperson’s adviser Barrister Haider Ali and former MP Shammi Akhter, among others, were present on the occasion. – Staff Reporter

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