Movement if EC fails to hold fair polls: BNP
BNP says they will go for a movement if the Election Commission fails to host a fair municipal election that is slated for December 30.
“If the commission fails to tackle violations of electoral code, we will go for an all-out movement,” said BNP leader Maj (retd) Hafizuddin Ahmed.
“We urge the returning officers to carry out their respective duties with boldness,” he said while addressing a discussion at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka today.
“We hope the commission will discharge their due role in the municipality polls. Or, we will go for movement against the EC before we move against the government,” he said.
In a separate discussion at the same venue, BNP standing committee member ASM Hannan Shah alleged that EC is not taking actions although the BNP men are complaining violations of electoral code of conducts by the ruling party-blessed aspirants.
BNP forms ‘monitoring cell’
Meanwhile, the BNP has formed a monitoring cell at the office of its chairperson to “observe the anomalies and complaints” in the municipality polls, said a party press release.
The cell, led by BNP Joint Secretary General Md Shahjahan, has asked for complaints, irregularities and information from its candidates of all districts and municipalities.
The monitoring cell can be contacted at landline +88-02-98831991, fax +88-02-9883452, and e-mail address [email protected]