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Oikya Front wants CEC removed

  • Published at 09:54 pm December 25th, 2018
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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addresses a press conference at the party chairperson’s office in Gulshan, Dhaka on Tuesday: December 25, 2018 Dhaka Tribune

'We can’t even expect neutral behaviour from this CEC

Opposition platform Jatiya Oikya Front has demanded the removal of Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda. 

During a press conference after an emergency meeting of the alliance, at the BNP chairperson’s office in Dhaka’s Gulshan on Tuesday, the platform’s leaders categorically said the incumbent CEC will not be able to hold a “free, fair and neutral election.”

“We demand a new chief election commissioner because we have lost the hope of having a free and fair election under the present one,” BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said.

Criticizing “inappropriate behavior” at the Election Commission that led the platform’s leaders to walk out in the middle of a meeting on Tuesday, Fakhrul said:  “We can’t even expect neutral behaviour from this CEC.”

BNP Standing Committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, who was injured during an altercation between the party and ruling Awami League hours earlier, BNP Standing Committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan, and BNP Joint Secretary Moazzem Hossain Alal were also present at the press briefing.

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Fakhrul further said: “Awami League has been attacking out party’s candidates and activists throughout the country every day. They are also filing false cases against our party members and mass arrests are ongoing. We submitted a complaint regarding the matter to the EC today [Tuesday], but the CEC’s behavior left us speechless.”

“CEC KM Nurul Huda is in favor of the ruling party, and he doesn’t even take proper action regarding nationwide violence,” the BNP secretary general claimed.

He also alleged that Awami League activists attacked the election rallies of BNP candidates Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and Advocate Subrata Chowdhury, in Dhaka 3 and 6 constituencies respectively, injuring over 40 people on Tuesday.

Furthermore, the BNP leader demanded that police who were working for the government be transferred. 

In addition, Fakhrul urged the people to establish their voting rights in the country, claiming the Election Commission was failing to do so.

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