Probe into polls irregularities, Sujan urges EC
The Sushasoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan) has urged the Election Commission (EC) to properly investigate the irregularities that took place during the 11th national election held on 30 December, reports UNB.
“Many candidates did not submit proper documents along with their respective nomination form.
The commission should investigate the issue seriously,” said secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar at a press conference at Sagar-Runi auditorium of DRU on Sunday.
Besides, huge irregularities were reported on the election day and the EC needs to investigate those, he added.
Badiul Alam further said, “So far, no initiative of the commission to investigate those allegations has been visible. Even the EC did not investigate why the number of cast vote through EVM is less than that of normal balloting.”
Convener of the organisation Dilip Kumar Sarkar read out a written statement and presented a multimedia data story prepared on the 11th national election.
He mentioned that businessmen were given priority by all the political parties to contest the election and around 61.07 per cent of them came out successful in the race.
“Businessmen’s participation in parliament is being increased day by day,” he mentioned.
“At least 17 people were killed and more than 200 injured as well as vote rigging, attack on candidates by the supporters of rivals, mass arrest and countless incidence of violence took place during the 11th national election,” he claimed.
Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) executive director and central executive member of Sujan Syeda Rizwana Hasan said, “As voters, we did not see many alternatives in this election. We saw only a party’s posters across the country.”