Claiming that their party’s call for boycotting the ‘unilateral’ national election was successful, BNP sen-ior leader Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan on Sunday congratulated the voters for not going to the polling sta-tions.
Talking to reporters at his Gulshan residence, he also said the people of the country rejected the Awami League government through this voter-less election.
“On behalf of not only BNP but also all the 62 political parties who boycotted this farcical election, I salute the people of Bangladesh for the sole reason that they have never compromised on the question of democracy. They also didn’t do this this time as well,” the BNP leader said.
Stating that the pictures taken by the media speak, he said thousands of photos have already been there on social media. “You can see pictures of dogs standing, lying down and basking in the sun in front of the polling stations in the absence of voters.”
“Most of the polling stations were almost empty of voters. So, our call for the election boycott has suc-ceeded definitely,” the BNP leader said.
Moyeen feared that the government and the Election Commission would show an inflated figure of voter turnouts as they did in the last two national elections. “But that is not our concern as the people of the country and the entire world witnessed how the voters in Bangladesh turned down the election.”
He said even many supporters of the ruling party did not go to the polling stations as they knew the vic-tory of their candidates was certain.
“Awami League voters know that our candidates have passed and won. Why should we waste time by going to the polling stations unnecessarily? Awami League voters did not get any purpose of going to polling stations.”