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AL: Khaleda’s conspiracy cannot foil city polls

Update : 03 Apr 2015, 09:53 PM

Awami League senior leaders yesterday said BNP Chief Khaleda Zia cannot foil the elections to city corporation polls in Dhaka and Chittagong in the name movement.

The ruling party leaders made the statement while addressing separate programmes in the capital yesterday.

Health Minister and Awami League presidium member Mohammad Nasim said Khaleda Zia could never be able to thwart the city corporation polls by hatching conspiracy and burning people alive. Public will give a befitting reply to such anarchism through their verdicts in the polls, he said.

He was speaking as the chief guest at a discussion at the auditorium of Institution of Engineers.

Urging Khaleda Zia not to create any anarchy or plot over the city polls the AL leader said: “The government is determined to hold a free and fair polls.”

In another programme, Awami League Advisory Council member Suranjit Sengupta said BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is the main barrier to creating a level-playing field in the city corporation polls.

Suranjit Sengupta, a senior parliamentarian of the ruling Awami League, was speaking as the chief guest at a discussion in the city.

Pointing at Khaleda Zia, Suranjit Sengupta said: “How will your voters be able to cast votes during blockade and shutdowns? You have to take the first step to create a level-playing field discarding illogical blockade and strikes for the national interest.”

Turning to the plea of Khaleda Zia’s counsel that she will appear before the court if she is provided with security, the senior Awami League leader said: “Who is hindering her security? She is passing her days in security.”

In reply to some BNP leaders’ demand for deployment of army in the city polls, Suranjit asked as to why army will have to be deployed during the polls and whether the army has been imparted with training on conducting polls.” 

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