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Rejecting polls result

PCJSS calls blockade on Sunday in Rangamati, AL denies allegations

CHTJ Desk: Parbatya Chattgram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS) has called a dawn to dusk road and water ways blockade programme on Sunday in Rangamati district in protest of what they said massive rigging, irregularities and administration favoured the ruling party Awami League (AL) during pourasabha elections on Wednesday in the district.

PCJSS in a press release issued by Sajib Chakma, assistant information secretary of central unit, rejected the polls result. It alleged that the leaders and supporters of AL went on unprecedented rigging during voting on Wednesday. Their men occupied eleven polling centres, attacked on the supporters of PCJSS candidate Dr. Gonga Manik Chakma and AL thugs drive their polling agents out from the polling booths and intimidated them not to protest their misdeeds in presence of law and enforcers. AL men hired people from different upazilas before the elections and they used them in rigging and attacking on opponent candidates. They blamed the district administration for it played role in favoured of ruling party.

Deputy commissioner, returning officer and election commission did not take any legal action against misdeeds of the AL men and rigging despite very constantly informing the matter to those authorities, release said.

The release said that polls took place in a peaceful atmosphere across the country except Rangamati municipality. AL has materialised it ill plot through the election. They condemned the AL misdeeds.

In another press conference before the evening today (Thursday), district Awami League refuted all allegations and blamed the BNP and PCJSS for rigging and creating anarchy during holding municipality polls in Rangamati.

“BNP and PCJSS had ill plot to defeat our candidate Akbar Hossain Chowdhury and their supporters and even leaders and workers created disturbance at different voting centres and attacked on our men,” said Dipankar Talukder, president of AL district body, and a former state minister for CHT affairs ministry.

Allegation for rigging and attacking on their candidates and supporters by AL men is false and baseless. Rather, cadres of PCJSS attacked on our leaders prior to election and during voting on Thursday, said Talukder. He condemned the heinous attacked on their men by the PCJSS thugs.

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