Dhaka, Oct 30 (bdnews24.com) — BNP has no immediate reaction to the outcome of Narayanganj City Corporation elections.
The opposition party's standing committee member Mahbubur Rahman refused comment when contacted Sunday night.
Selina Hayat Ivy, the renegade Awami League candidate, beat her nearest rival party-backed candidate Shamim Osman by a margin of 101,343 votes to become the first NCC mayor, returning officer Biswas Lutfar Rahman announced at 12.50am Monday.
Another member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy told bdnews24.com: "But we are not in this election!"
BNP in a late-night drama on Saturday announced in Dhaka to boycott the vote. A tearful Taimur Alam Khandaker announced around 1am Sunday in his Narayanganj home that he would boycott the polls as per the decisions of his party.
The Election Commission ignored this statement, however, saying it had no legal implications.
But, during the polls day, several BNP leaders had commented on the 'farcial, controversial' election.
Opposition chief whip Zainal Abdin Farroque told the press in the afternoon, "The government is making the election controversial to get a godfather elected," alluding to Shamim Osman who eventually lost the ballot.
Mahbubur had said at another programme in the morning that the election was based on a blue-print.