Awami League leader confesses to ‘vote robbing’ in 2014 & 2018 elections

  • December 26, 2023

Around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Mottalib’s election camp opened in Barahatia union’s Ward No. 5. Ritan Barua said at the opening meeting, “I’m talking about our MP. One thing I want to say. It was our job to rob votes in 2014. It’s that easy. It was also us who robbed votes in 2018. Now, our prime minister keeps saying the same thing: the rest of the world is putting pressure on us. We need to wait in line to vote without getting into fights. The whole world needs to see this.”

Central Chhatra League’s former assistant secretary Md Riyad told Prothom Alo that Ritan Barua had worked ardently for the present MP in the last 2 elections but in return he faced only trouble. He made this comment out of frustration. When asked about Ritan Barua’s remarks, independent candidate Abdul Mottaleb’s chief coordinator of the election conducting committee in Lohagara Khorshed Alam Chowdhury said, “We don’t agree with his comments. He can tell you better what he meant to say.”