Blaming widespread vote fraud and violence by the government in the third phase of the upazila polls, BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday said they will announce action programs soon to register their protests it in this regard.
“The government did what we had apprehended…ruling party men captured polling stations and stuffed ballot boxes in the third phase of the upazila polls,” he said.
Rizvi was talking to reporters after attending a milad mahfil held on the party’s Nayapaltan Central office ground floor marking the third death anniversary of former BNP secretary general Khandaker Delwar Hossain.
The BNP leader alleged that the ministers, MPs, and even their personal secretaries (PSs) have influenced the upazila elections in a bid to ensure the victory of the ruling party-backed candidates.
Rejecting the EC’s demand that the election was free and fair Rizvi said, “The Election Commission is completely subservient government. The country’s people have seen how the ruling party cadres rigged votes, captured polling stations, and unleashed violence but the Election Commission made comments contrary to the facts.”
Condemning the ‘heinous’ role of the Election Commission, Rizvi said they will announce the strong protest programmes against the vote rigging and violence unleashed by ruling party men.
BNP to protest ‘vote fraud’