Staff Correspondent, Ctg
Awami League’s Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud has said that the BNP leaders are violating electoral code of conduct by spreading propaganda and falsehood against the high officials of the government.
He said this while talking to journalists at his residence at Dewanjee Pukur Par in Chattogram city on Monday.
Dr Hasan Mahmud, also a former minister, said BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed is talking about a fabricated secret meeting of senior government officials. He (Rizvi) has resorted to falsehood to mislead the people, he added.
He also said that Rizvi spread falsehood against Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) secretary, prime minister’s APS, public administration secretary and even the election commission secretary.
The AL leader said that the government officials concerned also strongly protested against Rizvi’s comment and a legal notice also was served on him. “Actually, the task of Rizvi Ahmed is to hold a press conference every day to spread falsehood and propaganda,” he said.
Hasan Mahmud urged the Election Commission to take action against Rizvi and BNP for violating electoral code of conduct.
He said that different media reported that BNP’s fugitive acting chairman Tarique Rahman, who is a convict, will finalize the BNP candidates and even he will finalize the final list of candidates of the Oikyafront. It means that Tarqie Rahman is the leader of all leaders of Oikyafront including Dr Kamal Hossain, Mahmudur Rahman Manna and ASM Abdur Rab, he added.
About the nomination of AL, Hasan Mahmud said party nominations have been given on the basis of different surveys.
“We have many nomination seekers. On an average 13 aspirants sought against each parliamentary seat. Here prime consideration of giving nomination was ability of being elected,” he said.
He expressed hope that the AL leaders and workers will work unitedly for those who were given nominations and election symbol “Boat” as like as they did in the past.