Politics Desk, Tanvir Ahamed Shawon, Staff Reporter, Dhaka Office: Alltimenews.com:- BNP and other events are taking part in local authorities elections. Though BNP boycotted the 2014, Jan 5 national polls, later, changed stance and participated in any respect local stage elections.
This has brought on a question – what does the party want to advantage politically via taking element in elections?
In 2015, BNP raised lawsuits over the Dhaka city north and south municipal elections. During the pre-election campaigning, the chairperson got here beneath assault 3 instances and, on the day of the voting, BNP boycotted the election.
Though there has been suspicion whether they might participate in any in addition elections or no longer, BNP gave applicants for Cumilla and Khulna town employer elections.
During elections, the birthday celebration made allegations of vote rigging and favouritism through the management.
However, in all of the elections so far, their weak point at the vote casting centres was visible with out a voting agent present.
But no matter their weak point on the sphere, BNP is taking part in elections as a part of their more mass motion, opined senior leaders.
BNP took component inside the Gazipur elections on 26 June and, round midday, the celebration candidate demanded the balloting to be stopped.
It’s believed that the principle purpose they participate is to provide credence to the allegation that elections held beneath the modern authorities isn’t loose and fair.
They also need to send a complicated message to the worldwide network that under the contemporary authorities, the eleventh national election will not be neutral.
BNP standing committee member, Dr Khondokar Mosharraf Hossain, instructed Bangla Tribune: “we took element in the elections as part of our political movement; regardless of rigging, BNP is collaborating in all elections to reveal the sector the ‘type’ of election held underneath Sheikh Hasina.”
Saying that the foreign observers are watching the elections keenly, the former fitness minister, stated: “if Sheikh Hasina needs, then, she will visit power via rigging the following countrywide elections; our objective is to place each ballot beneath question.”
A dependable BNP chief informed Bangla Tribune: “recently, birthday party vice-chairman, suggest Ahmed Azam Khan, met BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia in prison and the birthday party head gave nod to BNP’s participation in the upcoming, Sylhet, Barishal and Rajshahi city company elections.”
BNP leaders sense that if the celebration boycotts elections, then grass root level people/leaders will become annoyed.
“At least by being active, our birthday celebration leaders are able to keep contact with the masses.”
But BNP party leaders say that because of stringent surveillance of regulation enforcers and indiscriminate assault on birthday celebration people, they’re not able to participate in electoral activities.
BNP senior joint secretary preferred, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, stated; “Gazipur election has been blighted through rigging, occupation of vote casting centres and assault via AL activists on BNP workers.”
BNP vice-chairman, Shamsuzzaman Dudu, sounded exasperated: “how long are we able to combat against legal plus illegal weapons of the authorities?”
“The global is seeing the obtrusive irregularities committed in these elections; in the end, we shall get end result from this.”
One main BNP leader said: “BNP had mayors in five cities which did now not yield any result; it does not count number if we lose the local government elections, the principle awareness is the countrywide polls.”
Talking approximately the national election, former VC, Emazuddin Ahmed, stated: “in Gazipur municipal polls, police and management blatantly labored in favour of the AL candidate.”
As per statistics, BNP-alliance has referred to as a assembly today, Wednesday, at 4pm, to chalk out future techniques.
Politics Desk, Alltimenews.com