Dhaka City Polls

AL plotting to thwart BNP’s victory: Fakhrul

Staff Correspondent

25 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said the ruling Awami League is hatching conspiracy in different ways to thwart victory of the party in the elections to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) slated to be held on February 1.

“Conspiracy is being hatched in various ways to keep away the BNP nominated candidates from the elections. The incumbent government has become politically bankrupt and it is trying to hinder victory of the BNP,” he said. 

The BNP leader made the allegation while talking to reporters after offering fateha at the grave of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko at Banani Graveyard in the capital, marking his fifth death anniversary.

He alleged that the ruling party is carrying out attack on the BNP’s candidates of the Dhaka two city polls and their supporters physically to force them to quit the election race.

“They’re hatching various plots to keep us away from the elections,” he said.

Mirza Fakhrul said no one will be able to prevent the victory of the BNP’s mayoral candidates — Tabith Awal and Ishraque Hossain — as a mass wave has been created in favour of the ‘Sheaf of Paddy, election symbol of the opposition.

He said Arafat Rahman met a premature death because of political reasons though he was not involved in politics. “He had been subjected to both physical and psychological repressions out of political vengeance (of the government),” he added.

The BNP leader also offered fatheha and prayed for salvation of the departed soul of Koko.

BNP leaders and activists, including the party’s two mayoral candidates Tabith Awal of DNCC and Ishraque Hossain of DSCC, were present at the grave yard during the programme.

Later, Tabith Awal and Ishraque Hossain offered fateha at the grave of Anisul Huq, the late mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), at the Banani Graveyard.


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