The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has an ulterior motive to make the forthcoming 11th parliamentary polls controversial. For this reason the party has been complaining against the Election Commission (EC) in a repetitive manner.
Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser and son Sajeeb Wazed Joy came up with this statement through a Facebook post on Monday.
In his verified Facebook page Joy wrote, “The BNP is making one complaint after regarding the Election Commission in an effort to make the upcoming elections controversial. First they were complaining about arrests. Their activists conducted thousands of arson attacks throughout the country during 2013 to 2015. They burned to death hundreds of innocent civilians and injured thousands of men, women and even children.”
“… BNP activists conducted thousands of arson attacks throughout the country during 2013 to 2015. They burned to death hundreds of innocent civilians and injured thousands of men, women and even children,” said Joy before adding, “Most of the perpetrators went into hiding or fled the country after that. Now they are crawling back out and returning to participate in the elections.”
“What is the Election Commission supposed to do with these monsters? Let them be free just because we have elections? They don’t just belong in prison. They belong on the gallows,” he said.
Talking about BNP’s complaint about the disqualification of their candidates, Joy said, “Both BNP’s Chairperson Khaleda Zia and Vice Chairperson Tarique Rahman have been convicted in court after a decade of trials.
“Tarique, a fugitive also convicted for murder and terrorism, has been interviewing their MP candidates from the UK. What can you expect from candidates selected by a criminal?” he asked.
“Most of their candidates are either criminals or corrupt, with loan defaults, corruption and even murder charges against them. One, Abul Kalam Muhammad Rezaul Karim running in Pirojpur, is a convicted fugitive from British courts!”, Joy added.
The prime minister’s son said that BNP does not have 300 clean candidates while Awami League has made it to a point where they have excluded aspirants including sitting MPs who have allegations against them.
“The Awami League has made it a point to exclude any candidate who was tainted. We have excluded our own sitting MP’s who had allegations against them, even though they have been acquitted by courts, simply because of public perception. This is what a party that works for the people does”, Joy concluded.
A Bangla version of the post was later published on Joy’s Facebook page.