CCC Elections

Voting held peacefully: AL

Staff Correspondent

28 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The ruing Awami League on Wednesday alleged that BNP is responsible for threatening voters by terrorizing people and triggering violence in the Chattogram City Corporation polls.

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) also created a situation to make the election questionable and tried to make AL responsible for such acts.

After the election, AL general secretary Obaidul Quader said that BNP-backed candidates carried out terror acts, including vandalizing of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and grabbing of voting centres to make the election questionable.

“BNP created situation for making the election questionable rather participating in the votes but they tried to make AL responsible,” he said while addressing a post election press briefing virtually from his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.

Mentioning that CCC election was held peacefully, Quader said that the voter turnout was satisfactory as BNP’s efforts to thwart the election was foiled.

BNP wanted to divert people’s mandate to different direction as it failed to appoint agents at 725 voting centres, he said.

Earlier, a delegation-led by AL central working committee member ABM Riazul Kabir Kawsar along with deputy office secretary Sayeem Khan lodged written complaint to Election Commission (EC) in the afternoon.

The ruling party filed the complaints to EC after a delegation of Bangladesh Nationalist Party went to lodge complaints to EC on the day.

Talking to reporters, Kawsar said that panic situation was created from the morning so that voters cannot come to poll centres.

“They carried out terror acts in the 40 wards, even they brought banned organisation members to carry out such violent acts to stop voters from coming to polling centre,” he said. The AL member also alleged that goons of BNP have stabbed son of Chattogram city AL publicity secretary.

The AL leader also alleged that their party tried to ensure voters participation in the polls for holding a participatory polls but the BNP obstructed the voters.