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BNP in election to free Khaleda, restore voting rights: Fakhrul
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said their party was taking part in the general election to have their chairperson Khaleda Zia freed from jail and people’s voting rights restored.
‘We’re also in the election race to restore democracy and people’s rights,’ he said while talking to reporters after submitting his nomination paper in Thakurgaon.
Fakhrul together with party leaders and activists went to the district returning officer’s office at about 3:30pm and submitted his nomination paper to contest the elections from Thakurgaon-1 constituency.
The BNP leader said he was also going to contest the polls from Bogura-6 following the directives of the party high command.
‘We hope democracy will win and the autocracy will fall through the elections as per the people’s hopes and aspirations,’ he added.
Current lawmaker and Awami League-nominated candidate from the same seat Ramesh Chandra Sen submitted his nomination paper to the returning officer at about 11:30am.