23 March, 2015

Polite Breaking news: BNP worried about city polls campaign

Khaleda Zia PhotoBNP worried about city polls campaign: The BNP is worried whether the party’s candidates, as well as its leaders and activists, will be able to campaign freely if they decide to contest Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation polls.  Once the decision to join the elections is finalised, the election commission will be officially apprised of the BNP’s apprehensions through the party nominees.
Sources within the BNP said they want to highlight the need of a level-playing field for free and fair elections.

The BNP’s central leaders are talking about approaching the election commission so that the politically motivated cases, arrests and harassment are halted and leaders can come out freely to campaign.
The BNP’s standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan told Prothom Alo on Sunday that no decision had been taken about participation in the city corporation polls as yet. This will be finalised during discussions in the party and with the alliance. If the decision is positive, various factors including the apprehensions will be raised.Read More

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