BNP on Tuesday alleged that the agents of its mayoral candidate were forced out from 40 polling stations soon after the voting started in khulna City Corporation.
“Our candidate Nazrul Islam Manju have informed us his agents from 40 voting centres were forced out with the help of police by 8:30 am. We are also getting information that our agents are obstructed from entering many polling stations,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
He came up with the allegation at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.
The BNP leader alleged that the ruling party men established their control over most of the pulling centres resorting to terrorism as they did in the past during other elections.
He alleged that AL candidate’s’ supporters are intimidating common and woman voters and BNP agents to rig votes.
He criticised the Election Commission for what is said its failure to ensure a peaceful and convenient atmosphere for credible balloting.
Rizvi, however, said their party urged their candidate to staying there in the polls till the end.
Voting in the Khulna City Corporation (KCC) election to elect its new mayor and councillors is underway.
Five mayoral candidates, 148 general councillor and 38 reserved-seat female councillor candidates are there in the election race.unb