The EVM would be used in 11th parliamentary election: Rizvi

12 May, 2017 8:59:00

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday referred the Election Commission's fresh move on EVM as an ill-motive, which came after recent comments of the prime minister's son in favour of introducing the electronic voting machine.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at the party's central office said chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Thursday said the EVM would be used in 11th parliamentary election if all political parties want so.

He reminded that two days ago prime minister Sheikh Hasina's son had stated that EVM would be used in next parliamentary polls.

The CEC's statement made echoed it, Rizvi said, adding that the popularity of the ruling party declined to zero level, prompting the prime minister's so came up resurfaced the idea of voting manipulation through EVM.

Bringing the EVM issue before people by the EC is an 'ill-motive', the BNP senior leader said.

He said many countries including India, Germany and America stopped using EVM following controversy created over it.

In another context, the BNP leader came down hard on the government and commerce minister for failing to check the price hike of essential items before the month of Ramadan

He held the ruling party's business syndicate responsible for it.

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday termed the Election Commission's fresh move on EVM as an ill-motive, which came after recent remarks of the prime minister's son in favour of introducing the electronic voting machine.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at the party's central office said chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Thursday said the EVM would be used in 11th parliamentary election if all political parties want so.

He recalled that two days ago prime minister Sheikh Hasina's son had stated that EVM would be used in next parliamentary polls.

The CEC's statement made echoed it, Rizvi said, adding that the popularity of the ruling party declined to zero level, prompting the prime minister's so came up resurfaced the idea of voting manipulation through EVM.

Bringing the EVM issue before people by the EC is an 'ill-motive', the BNP senior leader said.

He said many countries including India, Germany and America stopped using EVM following controversy created over it.

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