Dhaka, Bangladesh
Khaleda can contest polls if justice done

Khaleda can contest polls if justice done

News Desk BNP secretary-general Murza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday expressed the hope that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia would be declared a legal candidate to contest the polls. Talking to reporters at BNP chairperson's Gulshan office, he also hoped that their Chairperson's nomination will be declared valid if the Commission ensures justice to her. Fakhrul thanked the Election Commission for 'ensuing justice' as most of their aspirants whose nominations had been declared illegal got back their candidatures through appeals. "We think the declaration of most of our candidates valid is our victory. We also hope our leader Khaleda Zia will also be declared a legal candidate if justice is ensured," he said. Fakhrul said the Returning Officers declared illegal the nominations of many of our candidates but most of them were considered as legal runners through the Election Commission hearing. "So, I thank the Election Commission." He alleged that the Returning Officers declared illegal most of their candidates' nominations as they had to obey the government order and they could not ensure justice in many cases for that reason. He alleged that the government, being afraid of defeat, is now using state machineries to influence the election. The BNP leader also alleged that law enforcers continued the arrest of their leaders and activists hampering their organisational activities. He urged the government and the Election Commission to stop arresting opposition activists and create a proper election atmosphere so that all the parties can exercise their democratic rights. (Inputs taken from UNB)

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