Published: Saturday, December 14, 2013

Uncontested polls harmful for democracy: BNP

The main opposition BNP today called the winning of a large number of aspirants without contest a self destruction of democracy.
BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan made the comment in the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.
Till now, there are 151 uncontested seats in the JS polls.
Nazrul Islam said, “If the government wants, more will win.”
He described the upcoming elections are a mockery.
“There is still time, stop playing with the elections and democracy. Stop drama with the elections,” the BNP leader said to the government.
He added that they did not get permissions for holding a meeting in Suhrawardy Udyan for tomorrow. Instead of the meeting there will be demonstrations. He claimed that in the last month, 300 opposition leaders and activists have gone missing.