Rangpur city polls acid test for govt, EC: BNP

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PV Desk : BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday said their party thinks the upcoming elections to Rangpur and other city corporations will be an acid test for both the government and the Election Commission ahead of the national election.
“We think Rangpur and other city polls are very important as those are going to be held ahead of 11th parliamentary elections. We’ll closely observe the attitude and activities of the government and the Election Commission during the polls,” he said.
The BNP leader came up with the comments while speaking at a discussion arranged by Bangladesh Nagorik Odhikar Forum at the Jatiya Press Club.
Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, said they will go to people to mobilise public support once their chairperson Khaleda Zia presents her election-time government’s formula.
Though the government is trying to hold a lopsided election like 2014 one, he said they believe the country’s people will resist such move this time.

The BNP leader alleged that government has long been trying to suppress BNP leader sand activists resorting to repressive acts and enforced disappearance.