Following the comment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) about the attack on a mayoral candidate in Braishal City Corporation election on Monday, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgi said the current Election Commission cannot hold a credible national election.
“The Chief Election Commissioner said he was very satisfied with the city elections.
Charmonai Peer Faizul Karim, a mayoral candidate in Barishal city polls, was beaten by the ruling party cadres, shedding blood from his body, but they (EC) couldn’t resist it,” Mirza Fakhrul said.
Speaking at a road march program arranged by Dhaka South City unit BNP in the capital’s Gopibagh area, he said the EC has failed miserably to ensure the security of even a respectable Alem and a mayoral candidate.
“You (EC) say that you will be able to hold the national parliamentary election in a free and fair man-ner. You won’t be able to do it. We’ve seen you a lot,” the BNP leader said.
He castigated CEC Kazi Habibul Awal for his remark that Fazlul Karim did not pass away in the attack by the ruling party activists during the voting.
“Have you wanted his dead body? Did you want him to die? We strongly condemn it,” Fakhrul said.
As part of BNP’s countrywide program, the party’s Dhaka South City unit staged a march towards Roysaheber Bazar from Gopibagh Sadeque Hossain Khoka Community Centre protesting the ongoing loadshedding across the country and widespread corruption in the power sector.
Dhaka North City unit BNP also marched towards Karwanbazar from Mohakhali on the same ground. BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury inaugurated the program.