Partisan police, admin officials plotting for AL’s win: BNP
Hossen Sohel of DOT
BNP yesterday alleged that ‘partisan’ and ‘controversial’ officials of the police and civil administrations are regularly holding ‘clandestine’ meetings to ensure Awami League candidates’ win in the upcoming general election, reports UNB.
“The officials of the police and civil administrations are conspiring to put unpopular Awami League in power again,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
He came up with the allegation at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.
The BNP leader said they came to know that police and admin officials held a secret meeting on Tuesday last at the Officer’s Club conference room for two and a half hours and reviewed the ruling party’s election engineering plan.
Rizvi claimed that Prime Minister’s Office secretary Sazzadul Hasan, Pubic Administration secretary Faiz Ahmed, EC secretary Helaluddin Ahmed, Water Resources secretary Kabir Bin Anwar, Civil Aviation secretary Mohibul Haque , Dhaka Divisional Commissioner and Dhaka city returning officer Ali Azam, PM’s APS-1 Kazi Nishat Rasul and officials of police , Rab, DMP and Counter-terrorism unit were present at the meeting .
At the meeting, he alleged that the officials discussed that Awami League candidates’ victory is certain in 33 seats while there will be strong fights in 60-65 seats. “But it won’t be possible to ensure their victory in the rest of the seats without election engineering.”
Under the circumstances, he said, they decided that the Election Commission will seriously refrain from extending cooperation to BNP and Jatiya Oikyafront during the election without reshuffling the administration.
The BNP leader also claimed that the meeting chalked out a plan to create a situation by intensifying the drive against opposition leaders and activists and making some candidates disappeared so that BNP and its alliances are forced to stay away from the election.