Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said BNP always tried to make the election questionable.
“They (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) always tries to make the election questionable and the role of Election Commission questionable also,” he said.Hasan, also the publicity and publication secretary of the ruling Awami League, said this while addressing at a press conference at his secretariat office in the capital on Monday.
Hasan said that the BNP is fleeing from the polls except joining in it.
“BNP may kick out from the politics in near future for their election phobia and they have already fallen into existence crisis. I urge BNP to join the polls overcoming polls phobia,” he said.
Mentioning that the voting turnout would have increased if BNP joined the polls, the minister said expressed his satisfaction over the turnout of votes.
“The turnout was 41 percent in the second phase upazila polls which was 43 percent in the first phase,” he said.
“The second phase upazila elections were held peacefully. The overall environment of the polls was peaceful without some incidents,” he added.Referring to the split of Jatiya Oikya Front, Hasan said the alliance would face a grim future as the fragile grouping came into being drawing people and parties of conflicting ideologies.
“The government has no need to break the unity of the Oikya Front as it was formed by rightist, leftist and moderate elements,” he said.
“We want BNP to survive in politics. But they are weakening themselves as a party. They suffer from indecision,” he said.
About Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder, Hasan said, “I don’t know how much it is logical to deliver personal speeches as a member of the EC beyond its forum.”