No polls boycott, will fight till the end: BNP on Narayanganj polls
Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2016-12-21 15:56:28.0 BdST Updated: 2016-12-21 15:56:28.0 BdST
The BNP says it will not pull out from the Narayanganj City polls, like last time, and will fight it out until the very end.
"We told the BNP polling agents not to leave their centres until the voting ends. Boycotting is out of question," senior leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told the media on Monday.
In 2011, the party announced a boycott of the polls the night before the voting.
A total of seven candidates are running for mayor in Narayanganj, but all eyes are set on the arch-rivals-- BNP and Awami League.
Lawyer Shakhawat Hossain Khan is the BNP-nominated candidate while the ruling party fielded incumbent mayor Selina Hayat Ivy.
"We ask the Election Commission to ensure that the polling agents can work properly and stay on during the vote count," said BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi.
He said the BNP hopes that the Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad-led Election Commission will be able to set an example of free, fair and credible election before its term ends in February.
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