Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said
BNP’s prediction over the Dhaka city elections was wrong, claiming that the
elections were held in a free, fair and peaceful manner.
“There was no unwanted situation during the city polls…there is no scope
of vote rigging in using EVMs. Once the machine reads the finger of a voter,
he or she can only give vote. Otherwise, nobody is able to give vote,” he
said while exchanging views with journalists in Pabna Circuit House here.
Blaming that BNP was responsible for low voter turnout in the Dhaka city
polls, Hasan said BNP carried out propaganda ahead of the elections to
mislead people, which contributed to low turnout of voters.
“There was 30 percent of voter turnout in the Dhaka city elections. BNP’s
prediction over the Dhaka city elections was wrong,” he said.
Hasan, also the Awami League joint general secretary, came down heavily on
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, saying as per Fakhrul’s
remarks it seems that the government is running with the money of private
He the government will take the additional money of public agencies, which
is unused, aiming to bring discipline in the financial sector.
AL Presidium Member Mohammed Nasim, Organising Secretary SM Kamal Hossain,
and local lawmakers Golam Faruk Khandakar Prince (Pabna-5) and Ahmed Firoz
Kabir (Pabna-2) were, among others, present.