Fakhrul pushes for unity to remove EC

News Desk
11 January 2021, Mon
Published: 07:59

Fakhrul pushes for unity to remove EC

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir urged the political parties and people of all walks of life to forge a ‘greater mass unity’ to remove both the current government and the Election Commission (EC).

Fakhrul Islam said that Awami League has been following a depoliticization formula introduced by the 1/11 regime in 2007 as part of its efforts to “establish a monarchy” in Bangladesh.

He said this while speaking at a human-chain program on Monday in front of the Jatiya Press Club. 

On this day in 2007, an army-backed illegal caretaker government was formed through local and international conspiracies. It had started the depoliticization process in Bangladesh by arresting many political leaders and activists, including our leader Khaleda Zia, in false cases at that time, Fakhrul said.

BNP Secretary-General said, It’s most surprising that Awami League is still carrying out the depoliticization process following the formula of the illegal caretaker government. This party is going to establish a monarchy in the country under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.

Fakhrul said the current EC that ‘killed’ democracy has now turned into the most ‘hatred’ institution in the country.

The BNP leader alleged that the EC has miserably failed to perform its constitutional responsibilities due to its incompetence.

The ruling party has been rigging votes in local government polls the way they did in the national election. He said, Those who from our party joined the election in Gazipur’s Sreepur were tortured yesterday (Sunday), but the Election Commission couldn’t do anything.

BNP Secretary General said Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda used to say the voting was fair after every election even though more 100 percent votes were cast at some polling stations.