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12:00 AM, July 11, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:44 AM, July 11, 2018

EC being run by an official

Fakhrul alleges

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday alleged that the Election Commission was being run by a top EC official who maintains a close contact with a certain political party.

The official stays at his office till 4:00pm and then goes to the political party's office, Fakhrul said at a programme at the Jatiya Press Club.

According to the BNP leader, the party office is used as a place for preparing its electoral policy under the leadership of HT Imam, political adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Claiming that Imam used to meet the EC before every election, Fakhrul said this very person held a meeting with EC officials before the Gazipur city polls on June 26.

Imam recently admitted that he had done the same before the January 5, 2014, general elections, he added.

Fakhrul blasted the EC for its total failure in holding all the elections in a free, fair and impartial manner.

He also criticised Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman for imposing ban on outsiders' movement on the campus. He said the DU authorities have hurt the image of the famous educational institution.

About freeing BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail, he said people would bring her out of the jail through waging a movement at an appropriate time.

The student leaders of 1990s organised the programme demanding immediate release of Khaleda and her proper treatment.

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