Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the massive voter turnout in the first-phase municipality polls carried the message that democracy is marching forward in the country.
He said this at a press conference on contemporary issues at his official residence on parliament premises.
Quader extended greetings to the winners of the first-phase municipality elections held on Monday and thanked the Election Commission (EC) for holding the polls in a peaceful and proper manner.
He also extended thanks to voters for their massive participation in the elections.
AL nominated candidates attained massive win in polls which again revealed the people’s confidence in the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he added.
Mentioning that BNP candidates achieved victory in two municipalities among 23, he also thanked BNP for staying in the polling field till the end coming out of the cycle of their negative politics of vote boycotting in the middle of polls by raising fabricated allegations.
The minister said the people’s trust has increased in voting in electronic voting machine (EVM) system and they also expressed their satisfaction over the using of EVM.
Though BNP opposed the using of EVM, victory of their candidates in the method proved that there is no scope of irregularities in EVM, he said.
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