Election using EVMs won’t be acceptable: Jatiya Party


Jatiya Party Secretary General Mujibul Haque Chunnu on Saturday said fair voting using the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will not be possible.

“EVM is good, but those who will operate it are not neutral. So, the election using the EVMs will not be acceptable,” he said.

Chunnu also said Jatiya Party will decide in its party forum whether it will go to the polls or not if the Election Commission decides to use the EVMs in the next general election.

He was speaking as the chief guest at the conference of Jatiya Party’s 33-No ward in the city’s Mohammadpur area.

The Jatiya Party leader voiced concern as a quarter suddenly lodged complaints with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) against 116 alems (Islamic scholars).

“It’s important to find out why this quarter came up with such allegation. It’s also necessary to make an inquiry about their incomes, expenditures and wealth,” he said.

Stating that 400,000 crores have been siphoned off abroad from Bangladesh from 2009 to 2016, Chunnu wanted to know why it is not being investigated.

He renewed their party’s demand for publishing a list of money launderers and urged the government to take legal action against them.

The Jatiya Party secretary general also alleged that the country is spending three times higher than the actual costs in the name of mega projects. “Looting is taking place in the name of development.”

He also said there is no difference between Awami League and BNP in terms of corruption and misrule. “So, the people of the country no longer want to see Awami League and BNP in power. They now want to see the government of Jatiya Party.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh