BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Tuesday said the country’s people have no interest in casting their votes in a ‘meaningless’ election billed for January 7.
He also raised a question if there is public support in the ‘one-sided’ election, why the councilors have been given instructions by the police to bring voters to the polling stations.
Talking to reporters while distributing leaflets, containing BNPs’ call for boycotting the upcoming polls, among the pedestrians on the Motijheel to Dilkusha Road, Nazrul said, “People are not interested in vot-ing as they know it’s a meaningless election… It’s not a vote and not an election.”
He called upon the voters not to go to the polling stations in any situation on January 7. “Don’t cooper-ate with the regime which is playing a game with the lives and livelihoods of people.”
Nazrul, a BNP standing committee member, said why the dummy candidates are needed to bring people to the polling station. “Why are beneficiaries of the government’s different programs and facilities threatened that their cards will be cancelled if they don’t cast their votes? Why have you used police to instruct the councilors to bring people to the polling stations?
As part of their three-day countrywide program, Nazrul along with some leaders and workers of Jati-yatabadi Sramik Dal conducted a mass campaign and distributed leaflets among the pedestrians near Sonali Bank in the Motijheel area.