People ventilated pent-up anger in city polls: Moudud


BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed on Monday said people have ventilated their pent-up anger against the government’s misdeeds and misrule through the ballot in the elections to five city corporations.

“The government couldn’t ensure good governance and democratic process in the country…people have expressed their pent-up anger against the government’s all misdeeds corruption and repressive acts through the ballot in the five city corporations’ polls,” he said.

Moudud was addressing a discussion meeting on caretaker government organised by Bangladesh Agni Sena Sangsad at the National Press Club.

The BNP leader said the government’s popularity is on the wane and it will be completely isolated from people before the next general election.

Referring to the ruling party-backed candidate’s miserable defeat in the five city corporations — Gazipur, Barisal, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet –Moudud said the party will also face the same fate in the national election,” he said.

Moudud alleged that the elections to the five city corporations were not fully free and fair. “The ruling party men have tried to manipulate the election in various ways but people have foiled their all evil-attempts through creating a strong resistance. We strongly believe the national election will never be held in a free and fair manner under this government.”

Reiterating his party’s demand for the restoration of the caretaker government, Moudud said, “We won’t go to polls under the current Awami League-led government and we won’t allow holding any election under a party government.”

Moudud asked the government to shun its plan to hold the election under a party government and threatened to wage a strong movement together with people to force the government to arrange the next election under a non-party caretaker government.

Source: UNB Connect