BNP protests EC’s remarks over KhaledaNew Age Online
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party protested ‘indecent’ remarks made by Election Commissioner Zabed Ali about party chairman Khaleda Zia’s statement on the Election Commission.
BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at the party central office at Naya Paltan in the afternoon said Zabed Ali’s statement and style was not only indecent, it was also a serious misconduct and disrespectful to a three-time former prime minister and a national leader.
He said the Election Commissioner, being a higher official of a Constitutional institution, not only violate neutrality but also set a bad precedent for the future of the Election Commission.
Responding to a remark by Khaleda Zia on the Election Commission, made during speech at a Rajshahi rally Monday, Election Commissioner Zabed told reporters Wednesday that he ‘was 63 years and his spine was still erect’.
Rizvi said the decision to scrap the provision 91-E from the Representation of Peoples Order was a big failure of the EC.
He also alleged other irregularities in the voters list, including the fall in the number of female voters by 14 lakh from the last general elections and mistalen ID numbers of 15 percent voters.
Referring to Canadian police filing a case accusing former state minister for foreign affairs Abul Hasan of corruption in the Padma Bridge project, Rizvi said the truth was starting to come out and that a person of such stature would be involved has left the entire nation surprised.
BNP joint secretary general criticized prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s remark asking Khaleda Zia to go to an ophthalmologist to examine her eyes. He said the prime minister can see the bad shape of roads if she looked through people’s eyes.
He said people can demand a CT scan to see whether there is any problem in the brains of ruling party leaders because of the way the prime minister and her associates making irrelevant and false remarks.
Rizvi said 26 ministries and departments are involved in campaigning about the development activities of the present government.
They would not need such publicity, by grabbing billboards, if development really took place, he said, adding, ‘and a disease like cancer cannot be cured with paracetamol.’
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