14-party urges EC to be cautious about foreign observers

14-party urges EC to be cautious about foreign observers

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 07:22 PM, 4 December 2018   Updated: 07:22 PM, 4 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

General secretary of Bangladesh Samyabadi Dal Dilip Barua said the 14 party-alliance has requested the Election Commission to be cautious over the secret agenda of the foreign election observers and suggested them to be careful.

He said, “We asked the Election Commission that foreign observers will come from different countries during the election and sometimes it is seen that some of them have a hidden agenda. So, we’ve requested the commission to be aware of the issue as no one can raise any question over the 11th national election.”

Dilip Barua said these on Tuesday while talking to reporters after a meeting with EC secretary Helaluddin Ahmed at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city.

A four-member delegation of the alliance, led by Dilip Barua, came to the Election Commission office in the morning.

While reading out a written statement of the alliance, Barua said there are allegations that some local and foreign observers work with a motive in the name of election monitoring and some others gather secret information concealing their identities.

“That’s a complete violation of election rules,” he said.

Claiming that BNP and Oikyafront are playing blame a game over the election, Dilip Barua said, “BNP and Oikyafront are trying to make the election questionable both at the national and international levels.”

“This alliance can stage something like acts of sabotage before the election,” he feared.