Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, Chairman of the National Election Observation Council (Jatiya Nirbachan Parjabekkhan Parishad, JANIPOP) said that BNP's boycott of the election was a "political ploy."
"Awami League has applied its political technique while BNP has also applied its political strategy," he said while talking to the Daily Observer on Tuesday.
He said that the election cannot be described as good. "It was unexpected. We saw the elections in Dhaka after 13 years. We hoped it would be enthusiastic and festive. But the ultimate scenario was frustrating," he said.
He further said that a sound political culture should develop in the country for the betterment of our posterity. It is undeniable fact that due to absence of sound political culture, the nation had to pay heavily in the past.