BNP is following a strategy of election boycott to create an issue ahead of the upcoming general election, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says.
Defying a ban on their stay in the city corporation areas going to polls tomorrow, outsiders campaigned for the Awami League's mayoral candidates in the three cities on the last day of electioneering yesterday.
Ignoring warnings from the Election Commission, mayoral candidates in Monday's Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal city corporation elections continued to violate the electoral code of conducts with the electioneering ending this midnight.
The BNP is now more worried about the role of police than about its archrival Awami League in Monday's three city corporation polls.
The BNP mayoral nominees are concerned that their agents may be driven out of the polling booths during the three city polls on Monday.
About two-thirds of the mayor and councillor candidates in Sylhet, Rajshahi and Barisal cities did not have taxable income in fiscal 2017-18, according to their tax return certificates submitted to the Election Commission.
With the city polls in Sylhet, Rajshahi and Barisal only a week away, arrests of BNP leaders and activists remains a major concern for its mayoral candidates.
Mayoral candidates and their supporters have been conducting campaigns in three cities flouting the electoral code of conduct, but the Election Commission is hardly taking any action to stop this.
Electioneering for the postponed prestigious battle of ballots in Gazipur City Corporation is now set to resume after the Eid-ul-Fitr with the voting to be held any day in the last week of next month.