EC serving govt in Comilla city polls: BNP

The BNP today alleged that the Election Commission is entertaining the government’s will in the Comilla City Corporation elections.

“The election commission is not carrying out its constitutional duty,” said BNP’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. “Rather it is fulfilling the government’s will.”

“Even so, BNP will be in the race until the last to unmask the government’s undemocratic activities,” Rizvi told journalists while addressing a briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan office.

Rizvi said if the Election Commission fails to conduct a free and fair election then the commission has to resign from the office. He also said the election commission has to work neutrally to earn people’s trust.

The BNP leader also alleged that the police was seeking vote for Awami League-nominated candidate and was barring the BNP nominated candidate’s agents in the polling centres.

“Those who are entering, they are being harassed. Though there is a long queue outside the polling station, voters were barred to cast their votes,” he said.

source: Daily star