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Govt tries to hold lop-sided polls: BNP

'1500 arrested in two weeks'

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The BNP on Thursday accused the government of trying to hold one-sided national polls by unleashing fear of arrests through out the country.
"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken the decision of eliminating the opposition from the political arena in order to hold voter less unilateral general elections as done in 2014," said BNP Senior Joint-Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi in a Press briefing at the party's Nayapaltan central office in the capital.
He claimed that police had arrested more than 1500 leaders and activists of
the party so far across the country in last two weeks.
Police have filed 1,200 cases accusing 11,000 leaders and activists by names and 80,000 without naming.
Rizvi said the party's leaders and activists across the country had to choose hiding life leaving houses and families in order to avoid the police harassments.
"Uniformed and plainclothes police raid the residences of BNP leaders every night every where. The law enforcers were misbehaving with family members in the name of search apart from arrest and filing cases unabated," Rizvi said.
BNP Joint-Secretary Generals Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, Khairul Kabir Khokon, Assistant Organizing Secretary Abdus Salam Azad and Assistant Office Secretary Munir Hossain, were present.

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