Elections held peacefully : PM tells UN chief

01 May,2015

RTNN News Desk: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has discussed about the recently concluded city corporation elections with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The UN chief telephoned Hasina at 1:48pm on Friday and had a 14-minute long conversation with her.

His call assumes significance as it comes close on the heels of UN asking for a probe into the allegations of poll irregularities.

During his discussion with the prime minister, he though described BNP’s participation in the city polls as ‘comforting’, said its boycott of elections midway was ‘unfortunate’, Prime Minister’s Press Secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhury told the media.

“Prime minister informed him that elections to the three city corporations were held peacefully and that it was for the first time that no one was killed in an election-related violence in Bangladesh,” Chowdhury said.

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