Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said BNP leaders are submitting nomination papers for contesting the upcoming city elections though Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said BNP won't contest in the elections.
He also said that the people have lost their faith in BNP due to the party's double standard.
The statement was issued in protest against BNP secretary general's "absolute falsehood".
Quader said BNP leaders have become frustrated after being rejected by the people again and again. So, they fear contesting polls and they always try to make the elections and the election process questionable.
He said BNP had destroyed the country's election system as the party founder military dictator Ziaur Rahman held 'yes-no' vote by keeping the military rule in force.
Holding the charge of army chief, Ziaur Rahman arranged the president election in 1978 and parliamentary elections in 1979, he said.
Following Zia's footprints, his wife Khaleda Zia held voter-less farcical election on February 15, 1996 to prolong her staying in state power, he said.
BDST: 1635 HRS, APR 30, 2023