Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | ePaper
BNP for removal of Gazipur police super before GCC polls
BNP has demanded removal of Gazipur police super before Gazipur City Corporation election meeting the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) AK Nurul Huda at his office blaming him for partisan role for the ruling party mayoral candidate. Â
In a written complaint BNP alleged that the police superintendent is workingÂ for the ruling party candidate and harassing the BNP leaders and workers ahead of the election scheduled for June 26.Â A three-member BNP delegation led by standing committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan met the CEC and handed over the memo. He alleged, the police superintendent is working to ensure victory for the ruling Awami League-backed mayor candidate Jahangir Alam.
In return, CEC has assured the BNP delegation that the Gazipur election will be held in a free, fair and congenial atmosphere.
The GCC polls earlier scheduled for May 15 was stayed by the High Court and to be held now on Tuesday. Ruling party mayoral candidate Jahangir Alam and BNP candidate are vying for the post.
Others GCC mayoral candidates are Md Ruhul Amin of Communist Party of Bangladesh, Md Jalal Uddin of Bangladesh Islami Front, Fazlul Haque Minar of IslamiOikkyaJote, Md Nasir Uddin of IslamiAndolan Bangladesh and independent candidate Farid Ahmed.
A total of 11 lakh voters are expected to cast their votes in the upcoming polls of 57 general ward councilors and 19 reserve women seats.