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BNP asks govt employees not to serve election-related duties

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The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday urged the government employees not to carry out what it said ‘unilateral election-related’ responsibilities.  
‘We ask all of you, as the trusted employee of the state, please do not allow yourself to be used as a tool for anyone or any party…’ said BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed, in a video statement recorded from an undisclosed location. He urged them to carry out duties neutrally.
He made the call during the first day of third spell of 72-hour road-rail-waterway blockade, begins 6:00am, Saturday.
Salahuddin also asked the Election Commission not to be a ‘basket bearer’ of the government and rather cancel the ‘elections of mockery’. 
He claimed that many international organizations, such as; the Commonwealth, European Union and the United Nations have said that they would not send any observer to any unilateral elections. However, he said, the government was adamant to hold such elections.
‘We came to know that at least 33 candidates were already elected unopposed, some more 103 candidates are likely to be elected unopposed, and there are even no candidate in many constituencies, but the government was moving towards holding ‘elections of mockery’, the BNP leader said.
Salahuddin said the prime minister Sheikh Hasina was approaching towards a one-party-rule country, following his father’s foot-steps.
'The Awami League is afraid of fair elections, but the people will take to the streets to overthrow the government', he said.




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