The BNP has claimed that the people have ‘zero trust’ in the newly chosen Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda.
BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said this on behalf of the party hours before the oath taking ceremony of the new Election Commission on Wednesday.
“This government wants to set up a shadow EC and then rule for eternity by conducting another election like the one on January 5, 2014,” the BNP leader said at BNP’s Naya Paltan office on Wednesday.
The party’s senior joint secretary general Rizvi said the ruling Awami League had picked Nurul Huda after doing a lot of “drama” of showing ‘neutrality’.
“They have come up with this commission to hold an election full of violence. People will never accept such an election,” Rizvi said.
The BNP leader reaffirmed the party’s stance over the ‘Padma Bridge corruption’, which is making headlines again after a Canadian court ruled that all allegations brought in the graft case were false and based on rumors.
The Ontario Superior Court has acquitted three business executives of charges that SNC-Lavalin Group Inc staff planned to bribe Bangladesh officials in a bid to win a $50 million contract to supervise the Padma Bridge construction
“The accusations of grafts are still relevant as the World Bank has still not rolled back their allegations. Why did those allegations surface in the first place?” Rizvi said.
Rizvi criticized the government saying that the government is acting like they got a certificate from the Canadian court.