BNP calls strike in 4 Bagerhat Upazilas

The BNP has called a strike for Sunday in four Upazilas in Bagerhat demanding re-polls.

Published : 15 March 2014, 11:51 AM
Updated : 15 March 2014, 09:23 PM

BNP’s Bagerhat district chapter President MA Salam announced this on Saturday.

Shoronkhola, Rampal, Morelganj and Bagerhat Sadar Upazila went to polls during the third phase of Upazila elections on Saturday.
A BNP-backed candidate already ‘boycotted’ the polls in Shoronkhola alleging that supporters of the Awami League-backed candidate had resorted to large scale rigging.
At a press conference, Salam alleged that the Awami League cadres had been assaulting supporters of BNP-backed candidates in four Upazilas for several days.
They also vandalised houses of BNP-backed leaders in these Upazilas, he alleged.
“The AL criminals also went to the houses of voters on Friday night and intimidated them,” he further alleged.
The AL-backed candidates stamped the ballot papers after chasing away polling agents of the BNP-backed candidates from the centres, Salam went on to allege.
“We demand the Election Commission suspend the polls in these Upazilas and organise re-polls there,” he said.
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