Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan claims the second phase of union parishad elections was free and fair.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today versed a chorus with the
Election Commission claiming that the second phase of union parishad
elections was free and fair.
“Police have tried their best to maintain law and order during the
poll and so the election was held in good atmosphere,” the home minister
Yesterday’s second phase of union parishad elections, held through
639 unions in partisan manner, concluded with the death of a 10-year-old
and at least seven others in polls violence.
Election Commission claimed the second phase of voting its
achievement, dubbing it free and fair, and added that a “few sporadic
incidents” maligned the commission’s success.
Minister Asaduzzaman did not comment directly on the death toll of
yesterday’s violence but said it was fueled by the “competitive”
attitude of the candidates contesting at the polls.
He was speaking after attending the 75th anniversary programme of
Weekly Pratibeshi at Bottomley Homes Girls’ High School in Dhaka this