Six people including the mayor and rebel candidate of Awami League were injured in Jhalakati Sadar upazila amid the ongoing municipal elections, being held in nine districts.
If the complaints filed by the returning officer in the recent polls to Phulpur municipality are proven to be true then the acts by ruling Awami League MP Sharif Ahmed of Mymensing-2 would be considered unlawful and punishable as per the electoral laws.
The Election Commission yesterday complained to the prime minister and the Speaker that Awami League MP Sharif Ahmed had threatened a returning officer to influence the municipality polls.
Awami League decides to issue show-cause notice asking to its rebel candidates in the recently held municipality polls to explain as to why they would not be expelled from the party permanently.
The ruling Awami League has listed more than twenty of its lawmakers who will have to face disciplinary action for backing rebel candidates in Wednesday's municipality elections, say party insiders.
The BNP gained huge political mileage contesting the municipality polls as the polls have “exposed that this government and the Election Commission cannot hold free and fair elections”, sources in the BNP said quoting party chief Khaleda Zia.
Two more people who were injured in clashes during Wednesday's municipal election in Barguna and Kishoreganj died from their wounds yesterday.
The ruling Awami League is really happy with the just concluded municipality polls.
Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity will observe road and waterway blockade in Rangamati on Sunday protesting “vote rigging” and “biased acts of administration” during yesterday’s municipality elections.