BNP demands army deployment 7 days before 2-city polls

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Dhaka, Apr 17: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has demanded deployment of army seven days before the elections to Khulna and Gazipur city corporations scheduled for May 15.A six-member BNP delegation led by the party’s standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Tuesday placed the demand at a meeting with Election Commission at the Nirbachan Bhaban.

They also sought immediate withdrawal of Gazipur Police Superintendent Harun-ur-Rashid and other partisan officials in the police and administration for the sake of a credible balloting.

The other members of the delegation were party standing committee members Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan and Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, and vice-chairman Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf.

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda and other Election Commissioners were present at the meeting.