BNP-led Opposition seeks CEC’s resignation

Awami League supporters in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Awami League supporters in Dhaka on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: AFP


New clashes mar election campaign

New clashes marred the deadly Bangladesh election campaign on Wednesday as Opposition leaders stepped up complaints over the organisation of what they consider a one-sided vote.

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led Opposition coalition demanded the resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner Nurul Huda, accusing him of supporting ruling party followers in the unrest.

“It is not possible to get a non-partisan and neutral election from him and there is no possibility of fair treatment from him,” Opposition spokesman Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said.

Opposition parties walked out of a meeting with Mr. Huda late on Tuesday, and have demanded that a neutral Election Commissioner takes over for Sunday’s vote.

Also, Habibur Rahman Habib, a BNP candidate for Parliament, was attacked by 15 men on motorbikes in the northern town of Ishwardi on Wednesday, according to police.

Late on Tuesday, senior BNP leader Goyeshwar Roy was injured as BNP and Awami League activists clashed in Dhaka district, police superintendent S.M. Shafiur Rahman said.

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