BNP rejects municipal election results

Sun Online Desk

31st December, 2015 01:55:37 printer

BNP rejects municipal election results

The BNP-led 20-party alliance rejected the Wednesday's municipal polls results on Thursday and demanded resignation of the government and the Election Commission for deceiving voters.

"The government's undemocratic and fascist attitude and the Election Commission's failure to discharge its constitutional duty have proved that no credible election is possible under them, said BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

The BNP leader came up with the demand at a press conference at BNP chairperson's Gulshan office. The press meet was arranged to give the 20-party's formal reaction to the municipal polls results.

Earlier on Wednesday night, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia sat with her party's senior leaders and that of 20-party to work out their next course of action and evaluate the election and its results.

He said the municipal polls were held in the same style the upazila and last three city corporation elections had been held earlier.

He criticised the EC for not paying heed to their repeated demand for deployment of army. "Army is a neutral institution free of party influence. Though it's now become impossible to hold a fair and neutral election without deployment of army due to the country's political culture, they (EC) didn't accept our demand."