The allegations came from the BNP standing committee member while addressing the press at Noakhali Ainjibi Samity auditorium on Saturday
BNP Standing Committee member Moudud Ahmed has claimed that the Election Commission is under the government’s control.
The allegations came from the senior BNP leader while addressing the press at the Noakhali Ainjibi Samity auditorium on Saturday, reports UNB.
The briefing was held to protest the attack on BNP rallies, arrest of party's leaders and activists, obstruction of the party's campaign, biasness of the administration, as well as threatening BNP leaders and activists, and others.
Moudud said: "We expect that the civil administrations, including police, will work under the election commission and the commission will play a neutral rule by performing their duties appropriately."
"But the scenario is exact opposite. The commission has not been acting independently. Practically we are noticing that the Election Commission, law enforcement agencies, and civil administration are acting according to the government's instructions," he said.
"We expected that a peaceful and fair environment would be prevailing everywhere after the announcement of the election schedule and that is why we decided to participate in the election," said the former law minister.
It is unfortunate that incidents like attacks and arrests of BNP leaders have increased, he added.