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'Voters will shun BNP'

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Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader predicted yesterday that opposition BNP's stand on the KCC election will result in its rejection by the voters in the next general elections.

Quader, speaking at a reception in Manipur School and College in Dhaka, he said "Everyone said it was a fair and neutral election, save for some stray incidents. Only the BNP is opposing the election as the party itself has a negative attitude of disapproving everything."

BNP rejected the Khulna City Corporation after Awami League-backed Talukdar Abdul Khalek was elected as the mayor of the port city.

Khalek defeated BNP's Nazrul Islam Manju on Tuesday, sparking angry reactions from BNP stalwarts. Khalek bagged 174,891 votes while Manju got 109,251 votes.

Manju, one of BNP's central leaders, accused the ruling party of rigging votes in at least 100 centers and demanded a fresh election.  

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