Eggs, stones tossed at Fakhrul’s Uttara house...

Dhaka, Thursday   29 October 2020

Eggs, stones tossed at Fakhrul’s Uttara house

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:45 PM, 11 October 2020  

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Supporters of BNP leader M Kofiluddin Ahmed on Saturday threw eggs and stones towards the house of party Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in the capital’s Uttara area. The acting chairman of the party Tareq Rahman has directed to take immediate action against those involved in the incident.

Witnesses and party insiders claimed that around 100 supporters of Kofiluddin gathered at Fakhrul’s house at sector No 4 around 3 pm and started demonstration there demanding the party’s decision of nominating SM Jahangir for contesting the Dhaka-18 by-polls be revoked. Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was at home during the attack.

They also chanted various slogans in favor of Kofiluddin and demanded that he be given the party ticket.

At one stage, some protesters threw eggs and stones towards Fakhrul’s house, damaging some window-panes.

In a statement, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said their party’s standing committee meeting tonight discussed the matter and strongly condemned it.

On Friday, BNP picked SM Jahangir and Selim Reza as its candidates to contest the upcoming Dhaka-18 and Sirajganj-1 by-elections.

The Dhaka-18 seat fell vacant after the death of former minister and Awami League presidium member Sahara Khatun on July 9, while the Sirajganj-1 seat turned vacant following the demise of former minister and Awami League presidium member Mohammad Nasim on June 13.

The by-elections to the two constituencies will be held on November 12 using electronic voting machines.

On September 12, nine aspirants, including Jahangir and Kofiluddin faced an interview of BNP’s nomination board to get the party’s ticket to contest the Dhaka-18 by-election.