Awami League on Wednesday claimed that the attack on the motorcade of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in Thakurgaon was the outcome of the party’s ‘nomination trade’.
"The attack was the outcome of the election business that took place at BNP's Nayapaltan and Gulshan offices. Their party men engaged in infighting there (Thakurgaon). There was no one from Awami League (in the attack)," Co-chairman of AL National Election Conducting Committee HT Imam told reporters after lodging a slew of complaints with the Election Commission.
He said Fakhrul went to Thakurgaon without informing the police anything.
An AL delegation, led by HT Imam, placed the complaints before Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda over the incidents of election violence and four local election monitoring organisations out of 118 registered ones.
HT Imam said they were getting the news of violence from different places of the country and attacks were largely being carried out on the AL men.
"Our two activists were killed in the meantime. Such activists are playing a crucial role in the electoral process. So, carrying out attacks targeting them is not acceptable," he said.