Some 101 pro-BNP lawyers of the Supreme Court have written to the President to form a Supreme Judicial Council to investigate allegations of financial irregularities and corruption against the Election Commission (EC).
The letter was sent to Bangabhaban, official residence of the president, by registered post on Tuesday.
Joint Secretary-General of BNP, Barrister A M Mahbub Uddin Khokon, confirmed the news to reporters.
On 31 January, some 42 eminent citizens, headed by K M Nurul Huda, sent a letter to the President for the second time, demanding Supreme Judicial Action to probe allegations of financial and election-related irregularities and other serious misconduct against the Election Commission.
According to a press release signed by former EC lawyer Shahdin Malik, on 14 December last year, a letter was sent to the president for the first time, requesting the formation of a Supreme Judiciary Council under Article 96 of the constitution of Bangladesh.
On 17 January, an attachment to the first letter was sent to assist the president in reaching a decision.
The attachment included a seven-episode Boishakhi TV report on irregularities and corruption in the funds allocated for the training of Election Commission officials.
Also attached were copies of several media reports on audit objections raised by the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General.
Barrister A M Mahbub Uddin told reporters that the information used by the 42 citizens (to take action against the EC) has also been highlighted in the lawyers' letter.
The latest letter also requested the president to take action against the irregularities in the recent Chattogram City Corporation elections, he added.