|Published : 23 Nov 2016, 23:31:25|
Ganabhaban meeting breached electoral code: BNP N’ganj mayor candidate
The prime minister's meeting with the ruling party’s Narayanganj mayor candidate Selina Hayat Ivy and other local leaders at her official residence is in breach of the electoral code, says the BNP candidate.
The BNP has picked its Narayanganj City unit General Secretary Sakhawat Hossain Khan to run for mayor in the December 22 polls.
Sakhawat Hossain Khan is also a former president of the Narayanganj District Bar Association.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday after collecting the nomination paper, he said he was 'hurt' by the ruling party's behaviour.
"The Ganabhaban is her (Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s) official residence. The prime minister cannot just hold meeting with a specific party's candidate. It breaches the electoral code of conduct," said Khan, according to bdnews24.com. – bz