Dhaka city elections tested government’s popularity, EVMs: Hasina 

The Dhaka city elections were a test for both EVMs and the Awami League government’s popularity, Sheikh Hasina has said.

Staff Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 1 Feb 2020, 08:35 PM
Updated : 1 Feb 2020, 08:35 PM

She made the remarks when the party’s mayor candidates Atiqul Islam and Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh greeted her at the Ganabhaban on Saturday night when they were on course to a huge win.

“It was a test for EVM. And the people’s faith in us has also been tested after what we have done for them,” she said.

The BNP has rejected the results calling a shutdown for Sunday in protest against “horrific vote rigging, forgery and intimidation”.

“The people never support the BNP for what they did – corruption, terrorism, militancy, creation of Bangla Bhai, money laundering, stealing the orphans’ money – when they were in power,” Hasina said.

“And it was a problem for them this time as they could not loot votes through acts of thuggery,” she added.

Senior party leaders were also present.