BNP on Friday said Awami League has put the last nail in the coffin of the electoral system of the country by holding a lopsided election of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) using police and outsiders.
The party also demanded a fresh election to the SCBA cancelling the results of the “so-called” violence-marred polls for the sake of the sanctity of the apex court.
“Awami League has turned into such a bankrupt party politically that it has to use police and outsiders to announce its candidates as winners in the Supreme Court Bar Association elections. It is a matter of great shame,” said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
Under the circumstances, Fakhrul said, their party wants the chief justice to come forward and take necessary measures to protect the sanctity of the Supreme Court, the highest institution of the judiciary.
A day after the announcement of SCBA polls results, he made the demand at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office in Dhaka.
Bangabandhu Awami Ainjibi Parishad, the panel of pro-Awami League lawyers, won all the 14 posts of the executive committee of the SCBA polls held on Wednesday and Thursday.
Voting took place on Wednesday and Thursday amid the ruckus, violence, clashes, police action, and the allegations of ballot theft and tearing.