Awami League President and Opposition Leader Sheikh Hasina Sunday blasted the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) for continuing the enumeration process violating the High Court verdict, reports UNB.
"The CEC has defied the HC order and has been working on the directives of the government," she told reporters at the ZIA airport on return from Saudi Arabia after performing Hajj pilgrimage. She went to Saudi Arabia on January 4 to perform Hajj.
Referring to BNP-Jamaat ruling alliance government, Hasina said, "The government had earlier rigged electoral results and this time it is engineering the voter list."
Hasina said the government knows well that the people would give no more votes to them as the people "got fed up with the misrule" of the alliance government.
"That is why the government is going to rig vote again through preparing fresh voter list defying the HC directives," she added.
Hasina, the former Prime Minister, also called upon the people to work together to free the country from the misrule of the "brutal government."
Replying to query about possibility of joining the upcoming parliamentary session beginning January 23, Hasina said the decision in this regard was yet to be taken.
"I have just returned … we will sit to discuss the issue and take the decision," she added.
The opposition leader criticised the government for its alleged failure to handle the Hajj flights properly and said such mismanagement causing huge sufferings to our pilgrims should not have happened at all.
"Apart from this, Bangladeshi Hajjis in Makkah also suffered a lot and faced different kinds of problems, including water and housing problems, that I have noted down," she said.
Hasina was also critical of the government's failure to control the skyrocketing price of daily essentials, particularly during Eid-ul-Azha and Ramadan.
"The people have become totally frustrated with the price hike of essentials," she observed.