Candidate of BNP’s Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) polls Ishraque Hossain on Tuesday warned that they will put up a strong resistance from now on against those who will create obstacles to their electioneering instead of only lodging complaints with the ‘inactive’ Election Commission.
“Our posters are being destroyed while those who’re going to paste posters being obstructed and beaten up. My activists are being threatened to get them arrested by police. But the Election Commission is not taking any action responding to our complaints,” he said.
The BNP candidate further said, “So, we’ll no longer make complaints but put up a strong resistance together with people against the evil forces if they further create obstacles to our campaign.”
He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters during his election campaign in the city’s Khilgaon area.
Ishraque, the eldest son of late mayor of undivided Dhaka Sadeque Hossain Khoka, started his electioneering for the fifth day today from Khilgaon’s Trimohoni Bazar.
He later went to Sabujbagh Madartek, and Mugdha, Goran and Basabo areas, and sought votes for him from the local residents.
Ishraque said the current government during its 12 years’ rule has turned Dhaka into the most pollute and least liveable city.
The BNP candidate said though the government is taking big projects in the name of development, the sufferings of the city dwellers are being aggravated gradually.
He urged people to vote for him for real development of the city. “Our party has joined the election as part of our movement for democracy, bringing a qualitative change, making Dhaka a liveable city and having our leader Khaleda Zia released from jail.”
Ishraque urged voters to go to polling stations on January 30 braving all the obstacles, fear and intimidation to ensure the victory of ‘Sheaf of Paddy’, the election symbol of BNP.
He alleged that the Election Commission still cannot ensure a level-playing field. “A unilateral field has been created for vote robbery.”
Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal president Afroza Abbas, BNP joint secretary general Khairul Kabir Khokon and the party’s leader of different associate bodies accompanied Ishraque during the electioneering.