Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has rejected the election results of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) by bringing allegations of an ‘unprecedented vote rigging’ and other irregularities. Besides, it has demanded the resignation of Election Commissioner for his inability to act fairly and impartially.
‘I, on behalf of our party, reject the results of Khulna City Corporation election,’ BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.
Rizvi also alleged that the government has illegally snatched people’s voting rights during the KCC polls.
‘They (AL men) stuffed the ballot boxes within a few minutes at many centers, but the on-duty magistrates overlooked such activities,’ Rizvi claimed.
He also doubted the voter turnout, which was reportedly over 65 percent, and said, ‘We think the turnout of voters could be less than 30 percent. Voters couldn’t go to most polling stations due to attacks and obstruction by ruling party cadres.’