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BNP's fear in EVM is to keep the anti-culture of secretly sealing alive: Information Minister

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  • 06 July, 2022 23:41:54

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News Desk: Information and Broadcasting Minister and Joint General Secretary of the Awami League. Hasan Mahmud said, "The BNP is afraid of EVMs to perpetuate the anti-culture of occupying polling stations and secretly sealing them." He was responding to a question from reporters after inaugurating the Islamic banking activities of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited at a hotel in the capital on Wednesday (July 8th) afternoon. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited. Engineer Rashid Ahmed Chowdhury, managing director and CEO of the bank. Directors of the organization including Tajul Islam spoke on the occasion. Dr. Hassan said, "First of all, no one can stay in power by force, no one can go to power by force. Those who do politics for the people do not even think of going to power by force. However, BNP founder Ziaur Rahman came to power by force. He seized power at gunpoint. The remnants of power formed the party and were in power by force. Our government is in power with the verdict of the people, we have formed the government after winning three consecutive elections. ' In the last election, the BNP had formed an alliance with right-left, far-right and far-left and the BNP got five seats, the broadcasting minister said. "It's not just EVMs, the BNP is always afraid of technology," he said. When Begum Khaleda Zia was the Prime Minister, it was proposed to establish a free submarine only and she said that if it was installed, the privacy of Bangladesh would be ruined. He denied that the submarine had cost us hundreds of crores of rupees. Hassan Mahmood said, "Voting is being done through EVM or electronic voting machine in all developed countries of the world like India, United States, Germany, France, Australia and even Malaysia." It happens all over the world and in our country when our party offered to vote through EVM, they would have liked it if we had given it to someone other than us, I think. We have been speaking out against it ever since. This means that they want the occupation of the polling station, the Silmara, which was introduced by Mr. Ziaur Rahman, to have the anti-culture. If that subculture is to be stopped, there is no alternative but voting machines or EVMs. But they are afraid of it. '

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