07:12 PM, January 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:38 PM, January 03, 2019

Voting was made meaningless in ‘over-managed election’: LDA

Voting was meaningless in the 11th national election as it was well orchestrated by Awami League to get the desired outcome, Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) said today.

The left-leaning party alliance said this at a rally at the Jatiya Press Club this afternoon.

Demanding re-election under a neutral caretaker government, they said public opinion has not been reflected in the “over-managed” election.

Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) central committee member Ruhin Hossain Prince said polling centres were taken over by the ruling party activists across the country since early morning on the election day and opposition polling agents were not allowed in or were driven away.

People have been deprived of their voting rights through “stuffing of ballot boxes”, he alleged while reading out a statement.

There were many centres that ran out of ballot papers by 10:00am to 12:00noon, he claimed.

“These incidents made the election meaningless and farcical,” he said.

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