BNP demands EC reconstitution

Publish on: 2018-05-17 10:25:04 PM
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Senior Correspondent: BNP demanded reconstitution of the Election Commission (EC) as it said the current Commission is not capable of holding a fair and credible national election.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the demand while speaking at a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office in the capital on Thursday.

Fakhrul said, “The current Commission has no competence to hold a fair and credible general election.”

Speaking at the press conference, he questioned how the Commission can conduct a national election when it cannot properly hold a city election and protect people's voting rights.

"That's why we demand the current Election Commission be reconstituted immediately," the BNP leader said.

About Khulna city polls, he said the ruling party has deprived people of their voting rights in Tuesday's polls by rigging votes, capturing polling stations with a new strategy.

"The Khulna city polls has again exposed no fair election can be held under the current government. We condemn the snatching of our victory by Awami cadres through resorting to terrorism, vote fraud and various irregularities," Fakhrul said.

risingbd/Dhaka/May 17, 2018/Reza/AI


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