BNP to US Congress: Polls beneath caretaker govt solely
The next election must be held beneath neutral caretaker authorities, BNP’s Publicity Affairs Secretary Shaheed Uddin Chowdhury Annie suggested the visiting US congressmen.
He talked about this all through a gathering with the congressmen Republican Rich McCormick and Democrat Ed Case in Dhaka at the moment.
Sources talked about Annie briefed the Congressmen about human rights violations in Bangladesh, false cases in opposition to BNP leaders, the sentencing of leaders-activists in political cases, and polls irregularities beneath the Awami League authorities.
BNP requires neutral caretaker govt for truthful elections: US Congressmen briefed on human rights violations in Bangladesh
Regarding the following election, Annie talked about, “There has under no circumstances been a superb election beneath Awami League. In 2014, 153 MPs have been elected uncontested. In 2018, voting occurred at evening time sooner than the polling day. Senior BNP leaders have been attacked sooner than the elections.”
Sources talked about Annie moreover talked concerning the assaults on the twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth of July allegedly carried out by Awami League’s activists and police on BNP’s packages in Dhaka. He moreover highlighted the arrest of its leaders, activists, and various incidents of human rights violations sooner than, all through, and after the packages.
BNP staged a rally on July 28 and arranged sit-ins at entrances to Dhaka on the twenty-ninth of July.
Requested by the Congressmen how the next polls might be free and truthful, Annie talked about the upcoming election must be held beneath non-partisan caretaker authorities as no credible polls are doubtlessly beneath present partisan governments.
“Almost all political occasions have united on this demand. If the non-partisan caretaker authorities are reinstated, political compromise is possible,” he added.
Annie accused the Awami League of scrapping the caretaker system and amending the construction to carry polls beneath its private supervision.
He educated the Congressmen that BNP and totally different occasions want the caretaker system restored for an applicable election.
Annie moreover highlighted factors like corruption, money laundering, enforced disappearances, and extrajudicial killings, leaders-activists killed throughout the movement, sources added.