'EC as biased and useless': Fakhrul

Staff Correspondent
23 January 2020, Thu
Published: 06:08 Updated: 06:24

'EC as biased and useless': Fakhrul

The Election Commission (EC) as ‘biased and useless’ body as it has failed to take any action against those attacked the electioneering of their party’s mayoral candidates of the two city corporations in Dhaka, said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday.

Fakhrul said this while carrying out electioneering in support of Ishraque Hossain, their party’s mayoral candidate for Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), in the High Court Mazar area.

He told that the ruling Awami league government and EC have taken a move to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the February-1 elections to favor the ruling party.

He told: “The Election Commission has been playing a completely biased role. The processions of Ishraque and Tabith were attacked after the start of their electioneering. Our north city mayoral candidate Tabith was physically attacked on Tuesday, but the useless Election Commission couldn’t take any action in this regard."

He also demanded immediate arrest of those involved in the attack on Tabith Awal. 

Fakhrul said that the ruling AL government is playing a game over the elections as it has no ability to win a fair and credible election. “They’re going to hold the election with EVMs as they know it’s not possible for them to hold the polls in their style without EVMs.”

He said that our party-backed councilor candidates are coming under attacks and obstructed them from carrying out campaigns by the ruling party ‘cadre. And the AL government has failed to create a congenial atmosphere for holding a neutral election. “The Election Commission still could not probe its impartiality.”