One person is killed and at least 50 injured in violent clashes and irregularities during voting in at least five municipalities out of ten that went to elections.
The authorities withdraw two officers-in-charge in Sunamganj and Noakhali for their alleged controversial roles ahead of the upcoming municipality polls.
A Supreme Court lawyer in a legal notice requests the Election Commission to deploy army to create a level-playing field for the upcoming municipality polls.
BNP is taking part in the upcoming municipality polls as part of its movement for restoring democracy in the country, party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says.
BNP-nominated mayoral candidates will gain victory in 80 percent municipalities if the polls are held in a free and fair manner, the party’s Standing Committee Member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy says.
BNP urges Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad to take measures so that lawmakers cannot take part in the municipality election campaign.