Awami League's 'friendly match': How friendly will it be?

Awami League’s ‘friendly match’: How friendly will it be?

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Abul Kalam had failed to secure the Azad Party nomination. Razi Mohammad Fakhrul was nominated there. An independent candidate has alleged that supporters of the Lytton government killed one of his supporters and sent him to the hospital.

Two. Independent candidate Kamruzzaman Kamarul held a meeting for exchange of views at Madhabdi Paurshwa Auditorium on Wednesday. Awami League candidate from Sadar seat, Nazrul Islam alias Hiru, while addressing the people, Awami League leader Sirajul Islam said, ‘The boat people will not even get a place to run.’ His statement went viral on social media. A written complaint has been given to Deputy Commissioner and Returning Officer Badiul Alam regarding the incident, demanding action.

Moreover, at a meeting of Member of Parliament Mohammad Nazrul Islam, the Awami League nominated candidate for this seat, on 29 November, District Chhatra League President Ahsanul Islam threatened the independent candidates in his speech. “There is nothing more effective than a spanking,” he said. And people know how to beat someone up. Chhatra League does not care about any independent candidate. Ahsanul Islam is now in jail for violating election laws.

The Awami League leadership decided to field independent, alternative or dummy candidates to give the election a competitive edge. They feared that due to BNP not participating in the elections, many of their candidates would win unopposed this time too. In the 2014 elections held without BNP, candidates won unopposed on 152 seats out of 300.

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