Islami Andolan Bangladesh (IAB) on Sunday filed a complaint at the Election Commission of different types of election irregularities including ouster of its polling agents, attacks on its candidates and agents, and forcing its supporters to cast votes for ‘Boat’ symbol.
An IAB delegation led by its joint secretary general ATM Hemayet Uddin submitted a written complaint letter, signed by its general secretary Yunus Ahmed, before Chief Election Commissioner in the afternoon.
After placing the complaint, ATM Hemayet Uddin told reporters that they rejected the election results terming the polls a farce.
“The Election Commission played the role of silent viewer. A farce was staged in the name of election. We’re rejecting the election result,” he said.
According to the recent complaints, most of agents of ‘hand fan’, IAB’s electoral symbol, were ousted from the polling stations, its supporters were forced to cast votes for boat overtly, the ballot papers ran out by 11am in many places, its candidates and agents came under attacks in different places and its activists were forcibly disappeared in Dhaka-6 constituencies.
The Islamic Party’s candidates are contesting in 298 constituencies out of the country’s 300 in the 11th parliamentary elections.