BNP wants army in GCC, KCC polls


MNA National Desk: BNP on Tuesday demanded deployment of army seven days before the elections to Khulna and Gazipur city corporations billed for May 15.

BNP Standing Committee Member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain made the disclosure in front of reporters, stating that the army should be deployed at least seven days before the two city polls.

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

Earlier the same day, a BNP delegation met with Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nurul Huda at the Election Commission (EC) and pressed the abovementioned demands during a meeting.