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BNP announces approach to maintain public rallies in 6 metropolitan areas

‘We want to convey to the persons about their voting rights and urge them to restore democracy’

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Friday accused the authorities of vote fraud in the town corporation election and announced to hold public rallies in 6 cities, demanding reasonable and credible polls. 

BNP’s defeated mayoral candidates in unique metropolitan areas built the announcement at a press meeting at the Jatiya Push Club on Friday.

“We’ve decided to keep 6 rallies in as several city companies to advise the men and women about vote rigging. We want to convey to the folks about their voting legal rights and urge them to restore democracy,” mentioned BNP Joint Secretary Common Mujibur Rahman Sarwar who contested the Barisal Town Company polls as BNP’s mayoral candidate in 2018.

He mentioned the party’s very first rally will be held in Chittagong on February 13 whilst the second a single in Barisal on February 18, the 3rd one in Khulna on February 27, the fourth a person in Rajshahi on March 1, the fifth a single in Dhaka north town on March 3 and the final one particular in Dhaka south town the up coming working day.

Referring to the Key Minister’s current remark on the relevance of getting a powerful opposition for the sake of democracy, Sarwar urged the governing administration not to obstruct them from reaching out to people and holding the rallies.

He said their principal need is to restore people’s voting rights via keeping a credible election underneath a non-celebration administration.

 Apart from Sarwar, BNP’s four other defeated mayoral candidates – Chittagong’s Dr Shahadat Hossain, Rajshahi’s Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul, Dhaka North’s Tabith Awal and Dhaka South’s Ishraque Hossain – ended up current at the push conference.

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 Sarwar stated while Khulna’s Nazrul Islam Monju was not existing at the assembly, he expressed his solidarity with them.

BNP Senior Joint Secretary Basic Ruhul Kabir Rizvi was also existing at the push conference.

Dr Shahadat Hossain reported they experienced an expectation that very good sense would prevail on the govt to hold a neutral election in Chittagong. “But we saw the state equipment, administration, Awami League and the federal government worked alongside one another in Chittagong Metropolis Company Polls (to rig votes),” he additional. 

Assuring that BNP’s rallies in 6 towns will be held peacefully, Shahadat claimed they will appeal to individuals at the rallies to unite in favor of their desire for keeping the elections under a neutral and suitable physique.

Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul claimed they want to require men and women with their wrestle for ensuring fair election and “restoring” voting legal rights via the rallies.

Tabith Mohammed Awal explained folks are getting forced to clearly show apathy to elections by staging a “farce” in the title of polls. “We have to restore voting legal rights and democracy by making public belief.”

Ishraque stated the final results will remain unchanged even if 1,000 elections are held under the latest authorities. “That’s why we should provide back the caretaker government process,” he additional. 

They also narrated their encounters and different allegations of vote rigging in their respective towns during the metropolis corporation elections.