Observers find no vote rigging in city polls: Quader

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DHAKA, Feb 5, 2020 (BSS) – Awami League General Secretary and Road
Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said observers did not
find any evidence of vote rigging or forgery in the Dhaka city elections held
recently.

“The election observers did not find any evidence of vote rigging or
forgery in the city elections and even they did not say anything in this
regard,” he said while briefing journalists at the Secretariat here after a
meeting of his ministry.

Quader said the city elections were held in a free and fair manner but some
people cannot accept the polls results if they faced defeat in the elections.

Praising the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the polls, he said
there is no way to do vote rigging through EVM use in elections. As BNP faced
a defeat in the city elections, the party rejected the polls results raising
allegation of vote rigging.

About BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s call for
reelections to the two city corporation, Quader said: “I do not know why
Mirza Fakhrul was so angry. As the BNP secretary general, Fakhrul himself
failed to perform well and that’s why he demanded cancelation of the election
results and reelections to the two Dhaka city corporations.”

Awami League mayoral candidates Atiqul Islam and Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh
were unofficially declared elected in the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC)
and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) elections respectively held on
February 1.