The ruling Awami League-backed mayoral runner for Dhaka North City Corporation Annisul Huq on Thursday said that attacks on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's motorcade may decrease his votes.
He said this in reply to a question of journalists during his polls canvass in BG Press area at Tejgaon in the city. Annisul condemned the attacks on Khaleda's motorcade and requested to bring the culprits to book.
On deploying Army in the city polls, the mayoral candidate said: "I will support the Election Commission whatever it decides to ensure a fair election." The Commission, in its recent letter to the Armed Forces Division, said the Army will stay in the cantonment as a reserve and striking force and will tackle any unexpected situation if the Returning Officer concerned asks.
Annisul Huq, who is canvassing with his polls symbol 'Table Clock', at a rally at Korail Basti (a slum in Gulshan), said that voters' support is needed to win city polls.
"I would not evict people of Korail Basti until I rehabilitate them if I am elected," he said.