Leaders of Communist Party of Bangladesh and four others left parties on Thursday rejected the announced results of Dhaka city corporation mayoral elections held on February 1.
The communist party also held countrywide demonstrations protesting against the farcical elections.
The party’s Dhaka Committee held a protest rally at Purana Paltan crossing where party general secretary Mohammad Shah Alam said that the Awami League government and Election Commission had deprived people of their voting rights.
He called on all left and democratic political parties to wage movements for restoring the voting rights of the people.
The party’s Dhaka unit general secretary Sajedul Huq Rubel, who was also a mayor candidate in Dhaka north, said that his party would continue movements against the EC as it failed to hold free and fair elections on February 1.
The rally was followed by a protest procession that paraded different city roads.
Leaders of four left-leaning political parties also rejected the announced results of the mayoral elections.
Jatiya Mukti Council secretary Faiezul Hakim, Naya Ganatantrik Morch president Jafar Hosssain, Jatiya Ganatantrik Ganamancha president Masud Khan and Jatiya Gonofront coordinator Tipu Biswas on Thursday in a joint press statement said that the low voter turnout in the elections proved that the voters had rejected the farcical elections.
The low turnout also proved that people had no confidence that the Awami League-led government and the Election Commission were capable of holding a free and fair election, the left leaders said.
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