Menon for restoring ‘dignity of elections’

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:58, Oct 21,2019

 
 

Workers Party of Bangladesh president Rashed Khan Menon on Sunday said the dignity of elections should be reinstated so that the struggle for establishing the people’s voting rights and the dignity of elections did not go in vain. 

In a press release of the party signed by Kamrul Ahsan, Menon said a wrong message was conveyed to the national politics and to the Awami League-led 14-party alliance from a speech he made in the party council in Barishal on Saturday.

He said the wrong message was conveyed as a partial statement of his full speech was presented on media.

‘I have said that the dignity of the elections should be reinstated so that our struggle for establishing the people’s voting rights and the dignity of elections along with the honourable prime minister does not go in vain,’ said the press release quoting Menon. 

Menon at the inaugural session of the district unit conference of his party at Ashwini Kumar Hall in Barishal city on Saturday said people could not cast their votes in the national election on December 30, 2018 through which Awami League-led alliance came to power.

‘I was elected in the elections. I am testifying that the people could not cast their votes in the elections. They could not cast their votes in the elections of the Union Parishads and Upazila Parishads,’ said Menon.

He posed a question to the prime minister Sheikh Hasina — why people would not come to cast their votes while he and the prime minister in their joint struggle for people’s right to vote once besieged the Aziz commission to scrap 1.1 crore fake voters and boycotted elections even after submitting nomination papers.

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