BNP seeks army deployment in DNCC by-polls

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PV Desk : Hours after the announcement of its schedule, BNP on Tuesday demanded the deployment of army a week before the by-polls to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) meyoral post.
Talking to reporters, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also said their party will finalise its candidate for the by-polls on Saturday.
“We’ll join the byelection to the DNCC mayoral post. Our party standing committee members will finalise our candidate at a meeting on Saturday,” he said.
The BNP leader further said: “We want army deployment seven days before the by-polls, not only for maintaining law and orders, but also for ensuring a congenial atmosphere.”
Fakhrul came up the remarks while talking to reporters after a namaz-e-janaza of BNP executive committee member and former Dhaka City Corporation commissioner Abdul Mojid in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.
About 20 party leaders meeting with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday night, he said the alliance leaders entrusted the BNP chief with the responsibility to nominate a candidate for the by-polls. “The alliance leaders will extend their support to the candidate to be nominated by Khaleda Zia.”
The BNP leader also said though Jamaat has announced its candidate for the by-polls, they will solve this problem through discussions.