Ruling Awami League today alleged that the BNP-Jamaat-Oikyafront clique is not only spreading false allegation and propaganda to make the election controversial, but also distributing illegal money and trying to destroy the congenial election environment.
AL joint secretary general Jahangir Kabir Nanak made the allegations while briefing media at the party President Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi office.
Mentioning the arrest of three people in the city on Tuesday for allegedly distributing money among voters to influence the national election, the AL leader said, "Rab men arrested them, including a businessman and a former employee of Hawa Bhaban with Tk 8 crore in cash and cheques of Tk 10 crore, a poster of BNP-nominated candidate with Tarique Rahman’s photograph and a full voter list of a constituency."
"The primary investigation says this huge money was distributed to disrupt and influence the upcoming national election alongside creating a law-and-order situation through violence," he added.
Nanak also alleged that as many as Tk 150 crore was distributed across the country in the last two months.
“Tk 200 crore was brought from Dubai through Hundi and banking channels by (BNP acting chairman) Tarique Rahman.”
The AL leader said the incident hinted a big conspiracy against the country, the upcoming election, and involvement of Pakistani intelligence ISI.
Pointing at Dr Kamal's Tuesday’s conversation in a meeting with the Election Commissioners, Nanak said the nation does not expect such “arrogant attitude” from any democratic party.
"We want to say clearly that every party will have to behave in a democratic and legal way to hold a fair and participatory election.”
He claimed that the BNP-Oikyafront alliance is always trying to blame the Awami league for the violence caused by their intraparty conflicts.