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BNP out to create pressure on EC: Nasim

DHAKA, Feb 9, 2017 (BSS) - Awami League Presidium Member Mohammed Nasim today said BNP started criticising the newly formed Election Commission (EC) only to create pressure on it.

"BNP is habituated to spread falsehood . . . It's nothing but only a technique to create pressure on the new Election Commission," he said while speaking at the 44th conference of the Ophthalmological Society of Bangladesh at Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh (KIB) at Khamarbari here.

Nasim, also the health and family welfare minister, said the newly formed EC even did not start doing any work till date, but BNP in the meantime started spreading falsehood against the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and other Election Commissioners.

Apart from the BNP, other political parties have taken the new EC very positively, he said.

"The Election Commission is yet to do its activities, but what's the problem of BNP?" the senior AL leader questioned.

Nasim categorically said the EC will perform in accordance with the law and no technique will bring benefit for them as "country's people are the sole owners of their votes."

Without mentioning any name, he issued a note of warning and said, "Come to the election field, game will be there."

He added: Awami League will accept the results of the polls scheduled to be held in 2019."

The health minister also called upon the patients and their family members not to vandalise the hospitals or harass any physicians for nothing.

He urged the victims and their family members to lodge complaints, if they have any, with the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) and necessary action will be taken in this regard.

Association President Prof Dr Sharfuddin Ahmed presided over the conference. Prime Minister's former Adviser Dr Modasser Ali, President of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin, former Director General (DG) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Deen Muhammad Nurul Haque, secretary general of BMA Dr Ehteshamul Haque Chowdhury, among others, spoke on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)