Terming it as an "updated version" of vote rigging, BNP decides to express their dissatisfaction of the municipality polls.
Jatiya Party, a key ally of the Awami League-led grand alliance government alleges that today’s municipality elections were not fair by any chance.
The ruling Awami League is maintaining a big lead over its archrival BNP as vote counting continues in the municipality elections marked by gross irregularities and widespread violence.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called an emergency meeting of the party’s senior leaders this evening to discuss today’s municipality elections.
BNP say their apprehension of a ‘farcical election’ became true as today’s municipality polls have been marked by “gross irregularities”.
Elections to 234 municipalities have begun, marking the start of the country's maiden local government polls on partisan lines.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad hopes the municipal elections will be held in a festive mode.
There are serious allegations of hiding information or disclosing inaccurate information by candidates in their affidavits. It is therefore important for the EC to take the necessary steps in the future to verify the accuracy of the disclosed information.