BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed on Friday alleged that the Election Commission is going to amend the Election Code of Conduct Rules 2016 as part of the government’s conspiracy.
“The current Election Commission is a subservient one as it’s doing everything as per the government’s desire. It’s now going to amend the election code of conduct with an evil design as part of a government plot,” he said.
The BNP leader came up with the comment while speaking at a discussion arranged by Khaleda Zia Mukti Parishad at the Jatiya Press Club demanding BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail.
He said the main motive behind the code of conduct amendment move is to create a scope for the ruling party MPs so that they can take part in the next general election with all the protocols and exercising power.
“They’re doing it centring the next polls as they want to hold it keeping parliament intact. As per the current election code of conduct, MPs have no scope for taking part in electioneering. The Commission is now amending it to allow the MPs to do that in the next polls,” the BNP leader added.
Moudud questioned whether there is any scope for holding a fair and credible election in the country under the current EC which is working only to fulfill the government desire.
About the ongoing anti-narcotics drive, he alleged that the government is killing people unlawfully having failed to control the drug abuse.
“People are now being killed without any trial. How did you (govt) know they are drug peddlers? They only carry the drug, but they don’t run and control the business. The government-backed people are running the drug trade,” Moudud observed.
He called upon the government to take proper steps to stop the drug abuse by enforcing law instead of resorting to extrajudicial killing.