Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Tuesday said by-elections to Bogura-6 constituency has proved that free and fair election is possible by using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
In reply to a reporter’s question, he made the remark while speaking at a meeting of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary celebration national implementation committee at International Mother Language Institute in the capital's Segunbagicha area.Congratulating BNP MP-elect Golam Mohammad Siraj on his win in by-elections to Bogura-6 constituency, Information Minister said, “I expect that they (BNP) will not oppose the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in elections in the future after Bogura-6 by-elections.”
Hasan Mahmud, also Awami League (AL) Publicity Affairs Secretary, claimed that all elections held during the regime of current AL-led government were free and fair.
Prior to that, on Monday, BNP nominated candidate Golam Mohammad Siraj won the by-elections to Bogura-6 constituency. Electric voting machines (EVMs) were used in the by-polls.