BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addresses Awami League (AL) as ‘politically bankrupted,’ saying, the ruling party utilising lawsuits to stop other contestants of Dhaka City polls.
“As AL has been politically destitute and bankrupted, they are out to stop their [BNP’s mayoral candidates in city polls] victory,” he told the media after paying tribute to party founder Ziaur Rahman’s son Arafat Rahman Coco at his grave in Dhaka on Friday (Jan 24).
“The ruling party has even assaulted our mayoral candidates as they waged mass upsurge in the city. Many conspiracies are being carried on to restrain BNP candidates from the polls,” said the senior BNP leader.
Previously, the Anti Corruption Commission has indicted BNP’s Dhaka South candidate Ishraque Hossain in a graft case on Jan 15.
On Thursday (Jan 23), a former top court judge served a legal notice to the Election Commission to revoke the party’s Dhaka North aspirant Tabith Awal’s candidacy over alleged concealment of information in the affidavit submitted to the returning officer.
Dhaka North and South City Corporation election is slated for Feb 1.