Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has questioned Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) election and demanded fresh polls should be held.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said this at a press conference held at the party's central office in Nayapaltan on Friday (17 March).
He said the election of the Supreme Court Bar Association was smashed by using the police force in a barbaric manner. This is another step to make Bangladesh a failed state.
The party also called upon the Chief Justice to protect the purity of the legal arena.
According to the constitution, judiciary, law, and executive departments should be independent. But when the Judiciary is tarnished, there is a fear that people's trust in the state will decline, the BNP leader said.
Fair elections are not possible under Awami League because they will declare their candidates as winners by force, he also added.
Taiful Islam Tipu, assistant secretary of BNP, and the party chief's press wing member Shamsuddin Didar were present at the press conference.
BDST: 1444 HRS, MAR 17, 2023