12:00 AM, December 23, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:11 AM, December 23, 2018

Won't return home without results: BNP

The BNP yesterday urged voters to guard the polling stations until the vote counting ends on December 30.

“They [Awami League] have become alienated from the people. They are making various evil designs as they know that they would not be able to win the election by popular vote,” BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told a rally in Nilphamari's Saidpur.

A bitter reply awaits the conspiracies, he said.

“We will return home taking the result with us. Victory is….for us.”

Since the Election Commission has failed to ensure a level-playing field, there is no election atmosphere in the country, he claimed.

“The Election Commission is worthless and helpless. Fair election is not possible under this commission.”

The 11th national election is very crucial for the nation as it will determine whether democracy will prevail in the country, Fakhrul said.

He then alleged that the law enforcers have been working as a force loyal to the ruling AL.

“You do not belong to any party because you are the servant of the republic,” he said, addressing the law enforcers, “So, it is your duty to ensure an atmosphere where people will be able to go to the polling stations and cast their votes in peace. Work for the people.”

Fakhrul urged people to vote for BNP nominee Amjad Hossain in Nilphamari-4.

Later, addressing rallies in Parbatipur and Chirirbandar upazilas of Dinajpur, Fakhrul said the AL had been planning to remain in power by misusing the state organs.

In Parbatipur, he said people wanted see an end to corruption, extrajudicial killing and enforced disappearances.

In Chirirbandar, he said, “We, Dr Kamal Hossain, Abdur Rob and Mahmudur Rahman Manna, have joined hands to save the country from misrule.”

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