DHAKA: The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday (Jan 21) urged the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) to hold re-election with ballot papers canceling the result of the January 13 Chattogram-8 by-polls.
BNP Standing Committee Member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury made the remark while taking to reporters and at the commission in Agargaon of the city.
Earlier in the day, a 4-member representative team led by Amir Khasru met the commission members at CEC KM Nurul Huda’s meeting room.
He also alleged that the voting in Chattogram-8 by-election was not held fairly due to the use of EVM (Electronic Voting Machine).
Khasru claimed that votes in the name of dead people, expatriates and prisoners were cast through EVMs.
He also submitted a letter signed by BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to the CEC, urging him not to use EVMs in the upcoming Dhaka north and south city corporation elections.
On January 13, Awami League nominated candidate Moslem Uddin Ahmed was elected in the Jatiya Sangsad by-election to Chattogram-8 seat by defeating his rival candidate Abu Sufian.
The constituency fell vacant following the death of Moin Uddin Khan Badal, executive president of a faction of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), who died at a hospital in India on November 7 last year.
BDST: 1702 HRS, JAN 21, 2020