The foreign missions in Dhaka have dropped their local staff from the observer teams after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs raised questions about their inclusion violating rules.
No Bangladesh citizens, employed at the press and political wing of the US Embassy in Dhaka was seen accompanying the US Ambassador, UNB reports quoting official of a foreign mission.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina lambasted the foreign missions that made Bangladesh nationals 'foreign election observers' saying that they have done a very outrageous deed.
Sheikh Hasina also criticised the Election Commission (EC) for accepting the locals as foreign election observers.
The Prime Minister said the foreign missions in Bangladesh which they have selected locals as foreign election observers have some sort of hostile attitude towards Bangladesh. "I know some of their fathers were involved in the August-15 massacre, some of them were anti-liberation ones, they were engaged in genocide and helped the Pakistani forces," she said.
Sheikh Hasina also said the foreign missions in Bangladesh did not do the right thing by selecting Bangladesh nationals as foreign election observers.
She questioned about the judgement of the Election Commission as they accepted Bangladeshi local people as foreign election observers where it is clearly written that foreign election observers must be foreign nationals.