ePaper

Thursday, May 24, 2018

BNP rejects KCC election results for ‘rigging’

  • Print
Bringing the allegation of an 'unprecedented vote rigging' and various irregularities, BNP on Wednesday rejected the Khulna City Corporation (KCC) election results.

The party also demanded the resignation of Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda for what it said his 'inability' to hold a 'fair and impartial' election.

"I, on behalf of our party, reject the results of Khulna City Corporation election," BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told a press conference at BNP's Nayapaltan central office.
He also alleged that the current 'illegal' government has exercised its 'illegal' power to snatch people's voting rights in Tuesday's polls.

"It can't be a healthy election system the way supporters of paddy sheaf (BNP's election symbol), were subjected to harassment and obstruction at polling stations. The supporters of boat (AL's election symbol) established their limitless supremacy," the BNP leader observed.

He alleged that the ruling party men gave fake votes dividing different groups at many polling stations while the presiding officers helped them cast vote unilaterally and stuff ballots.

"They (AL men) stuffed the ballot boxes within a few minutes at many centres, but the on-duty magistrates overlooked such activities," Rizvi claimed.

He also questioned how over 65 percent votes were cast in the election while there was a very thin presence of voters. "We think the turnout of voters could be less than 30 percent. Voters couldn't go to most polling stations due to attacks and obstruction by ruling party cadres."

Rizvi also alleged that the Election Commission neither has any good intention nor ability to hold a fair and neutral election. "That's why people witnessed an unprecedented festival of vote rigging in the KCC polls."

The election to KCC was held on Tuesday amid allegations of various irregularities. Awami League's mayoral candidate Talukder Abdul Khalek won the polls with a big margin defeating BNP's contender Nazrul Islam Manju.


More News For this Category

Gas crisis likely to linger

| By
Despite the government's move to add 500 million cubic feet of gas per day (mmcfd) to the national gas network, the severe gas crisis that the city dwellers

Actress Tazin Ahmed laid to rest

| By AA Correspondent
Popular TV actress and anchor Tazin Ahmed was buried on her father's grave at Banani graveyard following a namaz-e-janaza held at Azad mosque in Gulshan after Zohr prayers
Actress Tazin Ahmed laid to rest

Rajbangshis demand ethnic group status

| By
Representatives of the Rajbangshi community at a program in Dhaka yesterday demanded that the community be re-enlisted officially as an ethnic minority people.At the program organized

PM hosts iftar for judges, officials

| By
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hosted an iftar in honor of judges, diplomats and senior civil and military officials at her Ganobhaban official residence yesterday. The Prime

Archiprix Bangladesh expo begins tomorrow

| By News Desk
The inaugural ceremony of the architectural exhibition titled 'Archiprix Bangladesh Exhibition 2018' by Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and Archiprix International will be held

12 dope gang men held

| By AA Correspondent
Detective Branch (DB) of police in separate raids arrested 12 members of an organized ogyan part (dope gang) from the city's Kawran Bazar and Tejgaon thana areas.

Journalist Kamal Uddin passes away

| By AA Correspondent
Journalist Kamal Uddin (M Kamal), senior editorial assistant of Bangla Daily Kaler Kantha, died at a city hospital yesterday. He was 62. The prominent journalist and

DB holds six 'carjackers'

| By AA Correspondent
Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested six members of an organized gang of stealing vehicles along with 11 lifted motorcycles and two CNG-run auto-rickshaws from the capital's Matikata and

2,806 cases filed for traffic rule violations

| By
DMP in a daylong drive on Tuesday filed 2806 cases on charges of traffic rule violation. Traffic division in its simultaneous drives on the city streets also realized

Nazrul's birth anniv program begins Friday

| By News Desk
President M Abdul Hamid will inaugurate a three-day national level program at Trishal in Mymensingh tomorrow (Friday) marking the 119th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

© 2018 The Asian Age