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Barisal city polls: BNP candidate vows stay in race at any cost

  • Published at 11:23 pm July 29th, 2018
Barisal city

He called upon the BNP leaders and activists and also the residents of Barisal, to stay active in election arena in order to protect people’s right and restore democracy

BNP backed mayoral candidate for Barisal City Corporation (BCC) elections Mujibar Rahman Sarwar has vowed to compete in the polls regardless of the situation.

While addressing a press conference at his residence on Sunday, he said: “Even though my party men are being attacked and fake cases are being filed against them, I will stay in election field at any situation.”

He called upon the BNP leaders and activists and also the residents of Barisal, to stay active in election field in order to protect people’s right and restore democracy.

At the press conference, he said: “Though the High Court has issued an order not to arrest or harass BNP leaders and activists, the law enforcing agencies are still violating the order.

“Policemen have arrested over 300 BNP men after raiding around 300 residences of our leaders and activists. However, I would remain in election at any situation.”

Indicating the prime minister, Sarwar said: “Talk to the detective agencies to know about the situation in Barisal.

“Stop the administration from wrongdoings immediately. The country has become a country of irregularities as the police do not file cases by BNP men.”  

The BNP-backed candidate claimed that the Awami League brought outsiders from different districts and upazilas into the area violating the election code of conducts.

He claimed that these people are just waiting to cast votes illegally in the city corporation election.

Sarwar also claimed that BNP men are being driven out from hotels.

“If outsiders stay in the election area during the voting, the election would not be fair and impartial. They must be driven out of the city corporation area following the rules of the Election Commission,” he said.

Barisal district (South) BNP President Ebaidul Haque, also the member-secretary of BNP’s election operation committee, Metropolitan Vice President Abul Hossain, and BNP leader Bilkis Jahan, among others, were present in the press conference.