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Motorcade use violation of electoral code: Annisul Huq


Awami League-backed mayoral candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Annisul Huq on Wednesday urged BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to abide by the electoral laws saying that the use of motorcade during electioneering a violation of election code of conduct.
“I’ve come to know from newspapers that motorcade is being used in electioneering. So far as I know such campaign is not allowed by electoral laws. I personally make a humble request to all, including her (Khaleda) to abide by the law…and we’ve too much of expectation from her as she was the Prime Minister thrice,” he told reporters while campaigning in Mirpur area.About army deployment Annisul Huq said, “People will get the confidence with the deployment of army. They’ll feel secure. They will cast their votes with delight. I think this is good for me.”
Annisul again condemned the attack on Khaleda Zia during her campaign in favour of BNP-supported mayoral candidates saying, “We never support this type of attack. I expect that the Election Commission and the law enforcement agencies would give due importance to the matter.”
Flanked by local Awami League MP Elias Uddin Mollah and son Navidul Huq and other party leaders and activists, Annisul Huq started his Wednesday’s election campaign with a street rally in front of ward No 2 Awami League office at Muslim Bazar, Pallabi around 10.15 am.
Addressing the rally, Annisul said this is an election neither for changing the government nor for waging a movement but it is election for working for people. “For this reason, you have to vote the candidates who will work for you. If you don’t vote the right person then you will be deprived from service.”
Later, he sought votes at different places, including Pallabi and Mollah Slum at Mirpur -12.
Annisul sought votes assuring people of resolving the common problems of the city as well as turning Dhaka green.
During the campaign, his supporters chanted slogans and distributed leaflets seeking votes in favour of his election symbol ‘Table Clock’. At one stage of campaign, he played cricket with the children at D block Eidgah ground of Pallabi. – UNB


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