12:00 AM, January 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:41 AM, January 03, 2019

Hold re-election under non-partisan govt: SCBA

Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Advocate Zainul Abedin yesterday called upon the Election Commission (EC) to cancel the result of 11th national election and demanded re-election under a non-partisan government.

Advocate Zainul also urged SC to issue a suo moto order on the EC in this regard, claiming ballots were stuffed in 90 percent areas across the country on the eve of polls.

He made the appeal at a press conference organised by SCBA at its auditorium.

Advocate Zainul, a BNP-backed candidate from Barishal-3 constituency, said the December 30 polls cannot be termed an “election”, as opposition voters and polling agents were not allowed in polling centres.

The SCBA president also said that they [SCBA] expected a fair polling atmosphere as the army and BGB were deployed.

“However, the armed forces could not work independently without the permission of the deputy commissioners and upazila nirbahi officer,” he added.

Advocate Zainul demanded resignation of the SC judges, who ruled to bar some candidates from contesting the election.

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