BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday said the Decision of using Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in the upcoming parliamentary election is conspiratorial.
He came up with the remarks at a press conference at the Nayapaltan Central Office of BNP in the capital.
Rizvi said: “During the dialogues with the Election Commission, we strongly opposed the decision of using Electronic Voting Machine in the general election. But the Election Commission is taking preparation to use it.”
“Without taking the consent of the political parties, enforcing any decision regarding this issue will be treated as a conspiracy against mass people,” he added.
Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) is used in many countries of the world. Bangladesh used EVM in the Chittagong city corporation election first in 2011.
Later the technology was used in several centres of Narayanganj, Cumilla, Rangpur, Barishal, Khulna and Sylhet city corporations.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) opposes the government's move saying that voting can be manipulated if EVM is used.