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Govt, EC need to learn from US election: BNP

November 11, 2020 00:00:00

BNP central leaders paying homage to Shaheed Noor Hossain by placing a wreath at the Noor Hossain Square at Zero Point in the city on Tuesday — Focus Bangla

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday urged both the government and the Election Commission to take a lesson from the US presidential election, reports UNB.

"The Awami League government is an illegitimate one. They've completely destroyed democracy by using state institutions and ruined all the prospects of democracy. But it's not the end," he said.

Speaking at a press conference, the BNP leader said, "They (govt) should review the election (US election). The Awami League and those who are in charge of the Election Commission should take a lesson from the polls. They should know what is called the Election Commission and its integrity?"

BNP arranged the press conference at its chairperson's Gulshan Office to present the party's observations about the role of the government and the Election Commission in the Dhaka-18 and Sirajganj-1 by-elections.

Fakhrul said the election authorities in the US remained steadfast in the face of all the pressures and upheld the verdict of people. "That's called democracy."

"Democracy cannot be established without democratic institutions. The institutions must be neutral, the Election Commission, the judiciary and the administration must be completely impartial and strong. They should work for the welfare of people," he observed.

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