BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said the BNP-backed candidates would have won 96 percent had the upazila elections held in a free and fair manner.
In his reaction to Wednesday’s polls, the BNP spokesperson said in spite of its all out efforts ruling Awami League could not resist its wholesale defeat.
“There is no reason of self-content although BNP-backed candidates won in majority upazilas,” Fakhrul said while addressing a discussion in the capital.
The party organised the discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day.
Reiterating its demand for holding the national election soon, Fakhrul said, “(BNP chief) Khaleda Zia does not want confrontation. Our leader has called upon the government to sit in dialogue with opposition and to hold a free and fair national election. You [AL] will face dire consequences if you make delay in holding election.”