Saturday, December 12, 2015, Agrahayan 28, 1422 BS, Safar 29, 1437 Hijri

BNP to form cell, divisional committees to oversee polls
Published :Saturday, 12 December, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 23

BNP has decided to form a central monitoring cell and seven divisional committees to supervise the Dec 30 municipal polls and assist the party's candidates to carry out electioneering.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the BNP standing committee at BNP chairperson's Gulshan office on Thursday night.
The standing committee also urged the Election Commission and law enforcers to play a neutral in the interest of a fair and credible election.
After the meeting, BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir briefed reporters about its outcome.
"The standing committee has decided to constitute a central election monitoring cell to properly oversee the municipal polls. Besides, seven monitoring teams will also be formed one each in the seven divisions in this regard," he said.
The BNP leader said they will also ask their every district and upazila committee to properly monitor the elections and carry out electioneering.
Fakhrul said the BNP policymakers voiced deep concern that over 5,000 opposition leaders and activists have been arrested over the last one month. "The wholesale arrest of the BNP leaders and activists is still going on. "It should be stopped immediately. Otherwise, there'll be no level-playing field."
He said the meeting demanded the government release the BNP
leaders and activists who were arrested in political cases.     ?UNB

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