BNP councilor candidates are being threatened to leave the area: Amir Khasru
Riazur Rahman: BNP standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury alleged that the threat was being made to the BNP-backed councilor candidates in the Chasik elections.
He made the remarks at a press conference at noon on Thursday (January 21st) at the Chittagong Metropolitan BNP office Nasimon Bhaban on the latest developments in the city corporation elections.
He said the police have been raiding the houses of BNP leaders and activists from Patenga to Kalurghat for the last two-three days. Homes are being cordoned off with groups of 20-30 people, and BNP leaders and activists are being told to leave the area. The councilor is also asking the candidate to leave the area.
Besides, where the leaders and workers are absent, the families of the BNP leaders and workers are being harassed. But the job of law enforcement is to ensure the safety of the people, to restore the basic rights of the people. Without that, they are obstructing the election work.
Amir Khasru said the Awami League is using law enforcement to thwart the Chittagong City Corporation elections.
Regarding last night’s attack on the party office, Amir Khasru said, “Awami League terrorists attacked the election office, vandalized the car of the BNP candidate, they broke their camp and attacked the BNP office by creating an issue.”
BNP central organizing secretary Mahbubur Rahman Shamim, BNP mayoral candidate was present. Shahadat Hossain, Nagar BNP Member Secretary Abul Hashem Bakkar and other leaders.