Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has decided not to participate in the forthcoming Union Parishad elections in the country, said party's Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam.
The decision was announced today at a virtual meeting of the BNP standing committee, reads a press release.
"BNP had decided to take part in the local government elections despite extreme adversity as it believes in democracy. But we saw in the recent elections that this Election Commission failed to conduct free and fair polls," Mirza Fakhrul alleged.
He further said, "Implementing the agendas of the current government is the prime task of EC. Besides, BNP always opposed the decision of party-based nomination in the local government elections. So in these circumstances, we have decided not to take part in any upcoming union parishad elections."