New EC functioning same as former: Rizvi

Ruhul Kabir Rizvi

Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. — UNB file photo

Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Monday alleged that the newly formed Election Commission is operating same as the previous one.

BNP candidates of local polls at Kolapara, Pabna were facing different problems during submission of their nomination paper and electoral campaign, Rizvi told reporters at the party’s central office at Nayapaltan in the capital during a press conference.

Ruling party men were threatening and harassing the local leaders of BNP at the by-poll areas while local election commission remained silent, he added.

The EC never takes any action against the offenders though BNP candidates placed complaints to its local office several times, he said.

‘The incumbent EC is functioning as same as the previous one’, he said.

The local polls at Kolapara and Pabna are scheduled to be held on March 6.

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