BNP standing committee member Amir Khaosru Mahmud Chowdhury said the next election must be under a neutral government. ‘There’s no alternative to it. ‘If we can’t bring a change in the current situation in Bangladesh and restore democratic rights, electoral environment, constitutional rights and ensure a level-playing field, fair a election will not be possible.’He also said discussing about elections before ensuring the level-playing field and and restoring the democratic is a futile exercise. ‘Those who talk about elections and try to take people to the voting without a level-playing field and democratic order are working for this government,’ the BNP leader said.

on Friday said the real picture of the country’s voting has been exposed as the government tried to show fairness in the Gazipur city polls. ‘You have seen that an election was held in Gazipur...they tried to show a fair election and we‘ve seen the results of that effort. This is the real scenario of Bangladesh,’ he said. Khosru, a BNP standing committee member made the comments while addressing a programme, marking the 28th foundation anniversary of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity. Khosru said it is now imperative to restore people’s right to franchise to ensure their democratic and human rights through a united movement. He said their party along with people, including politicians, journalists and other professionals, have been on a movement to ensure people’s right to vote. ‘If the democratic atmosphere cannot be restored in the country, human rights and democracy can’t be restored.’