Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the people have replied to BNP’s falsehood centring the polls by exercising their franchise in a huge number amid festivity and enthusiasm in the second phase municipality elections.
The road transport and bridges minister came up with the statement while addressing a virtual press conference from his official residence on parliament premises in Dhaka after the end of voting in the second phase municipality polls, reports BSS.
Quader said BNP is not getting any support in their evil attempts to make the country’s election system questionable as the people don’t believe in BNP’s falsehood anymore.
“BNP sometimes loses their confidence in surviving in the election field and carries out their evil efforts to continue their negative political traditions of leaving the polling field raising imaginary allegations,” he said.
He said though BNP opposed the voting in electronic voting machine (EVM) system in purpose-oriented way, the people cast their votes through EVMs smoothly.
The people have already become habituated to use digital technology but BNP’s mentality stills remains in analog state. That is why BNP is opposing the system, he added.
The AL general secretary extended congratulations to voters for their spontaneous participation in the election and thanked the election commission for holding the polls in a peaceful and proper manner.
Mentioning that win or defeat is must in polls, he also extended thanks to all candidates for contesting the polls to make stronger the local government institutions to take ahead the democracy.
Massive participation of voters in the EVM system proves that the popularity of EVM is increasing gradually, he added.
He said though BNP talks about transparency, they remained stuck in the backdated and backward mentality.