BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Tuesday said though the government was complacent with a one-party election, the people spontaneously boycotted the voting.
Talking to reporters while conducting a mass campaign in the city’s Kamalapur area, he also said their party will continue their street agitation until the restoration of people’s voting rights.
“They (govt) have shown a thumb to the people by holding such an election and playing games in the name of voting. The people spontaneously boycotted the voting, no matter how complacent the govern-ment was with a unilateral election,” Rizvi said.
He said only those who belong to the ruling party and their cohorts were there in the election race. “It was seen that they’ve stamped ballots themselves, fought each other in different places, indulged in vio-lence and killed and injured each other in the empty polling stations in the absence of voters.”
Rizvi said BNP and like-minded parties have congratulated the country’s people at all levels as they boy-cotted polls, braving all threats and intimidations by the government.