Jahiruddin Swapan, BNP candidate for Barishal-1 constituency, has claimed at least 30 BNP supporters were injured in attacks by ruling Awami League men in Barishal since beginning of the campaign for the upcoming national election.
We cannot continue electioneering fearing further attacks, Swapan said at a press conference at his residence in Gaurnadi upazila s Sorikal yesterday.
Even I am afraid of being attacked as Gournadi upazila unit AL General Secretary Harisur Rahman has been threatening me,” Swapan alleged.
Police did not receive any general diary (GD) from us, our local correspondent quoted Swapan as saying.
Alleging that there is no level-playing field, Swapon urged the chief election commissioner (CEC) to visit Barishal and observe the ongoing situation there.When contacted, Harisur Rahman, also mayor of Gournadi municipality, said, “Swapan makes such allegations as he has no issue to draw people s attention.
Barishal s Returning Officer (RO) SM Ojyor Rahman told our correspondent, “We have received complaint from him (Swapan) and ordered police to take necessary action