'Elections to 126 local bodies marred by violence'

Published: December 29, 2017 21:12:12 | Updated: December 30, 2017 19:40:58


BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has alleged that the elections to 126 local bodies on Thursday were 'marred by widespread violence and various irregularities'.

"There were irregularities at most places in Thursday's elections. The ruling party cadres carried out terror acts at most places, " he said.

Rizvi came up with the allegation while speaking at a press conference at BNP's Nayapaltan central office on Friday.

Rizvi said their party candidates won at a few places as the ruling party men could not resist BNP's victory despite their various evil efforts.

"We have once again witnessed a grand festival of vote rigging yesterday (Thursday)," he alleged.

Rizvi said that the AL men stuffed ballots the night before voting, attacked BNP candidates and their agents and supporters, drove them out of polling stations, and rigged votes capturing polling stations.

"Even presiding officers and election officials openly stuffed ballots," he added.

According to UNB, the BNP leader said Thursday's elections have once again proved that no fair and credible election is possible under the current KM Nurul Huda-led Election Commission.

"His (Huda's) assertion that the election was fair is nothing but a deception with people," the BNP leader said.

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