AL urges all not to make army forces controversial
Published : 25 Dec 2018, 00:52:57
Awami League (AL) on Monday called upon all to refrain from saying anything that would make the army questionable or controversial as the force has a universal dignity.
“The armed forces were deployed across the country for holding the 11th parliamentary election peacefully. The armed forces do not belong to any party or group. So, there is nothing to become excited over the matter,” Md Akhtaruzzaman, member of Awami League election conducting committee, told journalists after a meeting with Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed at Nirbachan Bhaban here.
Led by Akhtaruzzaman, an AL delegation, including Election Conducting Committee members Fazilatunnesa Bappy, Advocate Nazibullah Hiru, Advocate Kabir Kawser, Dr Mohammad Selim and Biplob Barua, also met the EC secretary this evening.
The statement given by BNP-Oikyafront about the patriotic, professional and disciplined armed forces is an unpleasant and politically motivated, Akhtaruzzaman said.
He hoped that deployment of the armed forces would help improving the environment of the upcoming election slated for December 30.
Referring to different attacks carried out by BNP-Jamaat on the AL leaders, activists, party offices across the country, Akhtaruzzaman urged the commission for ensuring peaceful atmosphere for election by arresting the people involved in violence.
He said BNP’s supporters vandalised and set the car of Moudud Ahmed on fire and tried to blame Obaidul Quader, AL general secretary and rival candidate
of Moudud, for the incident.
“They (BNP-Oikyafront) are trying to foil the peaceful environment of the polls,” he added.-BSS