Hasina trying to woo Hefajat for Muslim votes: BNP

Hasina trying to woo Hefajat for Muslim votes: BNP


BNP on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is trying to woo Hefajat-e-Islam Bangladesh to get Muslim votes in the next general election.

“She (PM) is now trying to bag Muslim votes in favour of her party as she realised that the situation is not good after signing deals with India. Though she earlier harassed Ahmed Shafi and mocked Alem-Ulema and killed many people by attacking their rally, she is now unprecedentedly trying to establish good ties with them,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.

Speaking at a discussion, he further said, “Your ministers used to taunt him calling him (Shafi) as Tetul hujur. As you’ve understood that a vast majority of people aren’t with your government, you’re now going to woo him. You’re now holding meetings with Alem-Ulema with a hope to get their votes as your party will face a debacle in the next polls.

Rizvi came up with the remarks while speaking at a discussion arranged by Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal Bhasantek unit at Maulana Bhasani Auditorium at Nayapaltan.

He said though Hasina does not follow any religion, she sued to wear hijab with tajbi in her hands during national election to ensure her party’s victory. “After election, she tries to be a progressive person. It’s her double-standard character and serious hypocrisy.”

The BNP leader said the Prime Minister will not be able to convince the country’s people by holding meetings with Alem-Ulema as they know about her double-standard.

Mentioning that 158 unions went to polls today at different parts of the country, he alleged that the ruling party men captured most of the polling stations and stuffed ballots and rigged votes.

Rizvi said though their party informed the Election Commission of the election irregularities, it did not take any action. “No fair election is possible under the current CEC. Voters won’t be able to exercise their franchise in the elections to be held under him. We strongly denounce and protest the EC’s role in today’s (Sunday’s) election.”


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