Shujan has expressed its disappointment over the role of army and other law enforcing agencies in preventing violence during the ongoing upazila polls.
"We hoped that they (army) would play a vital role in preventing violence and making the election peaceful. But we have witnessed a different picture in reality," Shujan Secretary Prof Badiul Alam Majumdar said today.
Majumdar came up with the remark when journalists, at a press conference, asked him about the army’s role during the upazila polls.
Sushasoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan), an organisation which promotes good governance, organised the press conference at Mukti Bhaban in the capital to disclose information about the candidates contesting the fifth phase upazila election scheduled for March 31.
The patrol teams of army, Rapid Action Battalion and Border Guard Bangladesh have failed to play effective roles during and after the upazila elections, said a statement presented by Shujan at the conference.