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Fakhrul: Government holding a farce election using administrative tools

  • Published at 06:25 pm December 30th, 2018
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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaks at a press conference at his ancestral home in Thakurgaon around 1:30pm on Sunday, December 30, 2018 Dhaka Tribune

Vote rigging has completely destroyed the electoral process and created permanent distrust of the administration, he said

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said the government is making a mockery of election using the administration as a tool. 

The senior BNP leader made the allegation at a crowded press conference at his ancestral home in Thakurgaon around 1:30pm on Sunday while voting in the 11th general election was still underway across the country. 

Saying that the election has turned into a joke, he said: “When I went to vote in the morning, I saw voters standing in long queues with much enthusiasm. It is at that moment the ruling Awami League realized that if so many people vote like this, then their defeat is certain.”

“The government then started to drive out voters from the polling centres with the help of the police administration and stuffed the ballot papers as they wished, he claimed. Such scenes were seen almost everywhere across the country today,” he claimed. “Fair polls are being held nowhere.” 

In a frustrated voice, Fakhrul added: “It is a great loss to the country. Vote rigging has completely destroyed the electoral process, and created a permanent distrust of the administration among the people.”

When asked whether BNP will boycott the election under the circumstances, he said, “We have promised the countrymen that no matter what, we will stay in the fight till the end. We will decide after 4pm when the voting ends.”

District BNP President Taimur Rahman and district Lawyers’ Association President Advocate Abdul Halim, among others, were also present at the press conference.

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