BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, we have information that the ruling party didn’t allow our polling agents to go to centres on Saturday’s municipal elections. They were driven out from the centres in many places.
Speaking at a programme in BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office, he also alleged that the BNP supporters were also not allowed to go to polling stations to exercise their right to franchise.
The BNP leader said, “Awami League supporters captured polling stations with support from the administration. They resorted to the same irregularities in the municipal elections as they had done in national elections.”
He said ruling party leaders and activists think mayors can be made the same way the MPs were done.
Mosharraf said the current government in connivance with the Election Commission has destroyed the country’s election system.
He said, “If a genuine election is held, Awami League candidates won’t find any escape route. An Awami League candidate made this remark and that’s the fact.”
The BNP leader criticised the Election Commission for using the EVMs in the polls when people are not allowed to go to polling stations. “There’s an evil motive behind EVM use in elections.”