Allegations of injuring 7 supporters of Jatiya Party Co-Chairman ABM Ruhul Amin Howladar by attacking Patuakhali-01 Constituency. The injured claimed that Kamal Hossain, brother of Central Awami League organizing secretary Afzal Hossain, who lost the party nomination in this seat, led the attack.
The attack took place at Kachabunia government primary school in Itbaria union of Patuakhali Sadar upazila at 4:15 pm on Sunday. Meanwhile, Awami League former upazila chairman and former mayor Dr. in protest of this incident. Shafiqul Islam led a shoe march against Advocate Afzal.
Eyewitnesses said that Patuakhali-1 seat was given to Jatiya Party by Awami League. Awami League organizing secretary Afzal Hossain’s candidature was withdrawn. Jatiya Party Co-Chairman ABM Ruhul Amin Hawladar was selected as the Grand Alliance candidate for this seat.
Awami League organizing secretary Afzal Hossain supported Congress candidate Nasir Uddin with his supporters after not getting nomination in the election. Since the beginning of the election, Afzal supporters have attacked the supporters of Jatiya Party candidate ABM Ruhul Amin Hawladar several times.
When Jatiya Party candidate ABM Ruhul Amin Howladar rushed to Kachhabuniya Government Primary School on the news that Awami League supporters had occupied the centre, Afzal supporters launched the attack unprovoked. Ruhul Amin Howladar’s PA in the attack. 7 people including Sohail were injured.
Jatiya Party Co-Chairman and Plow symbol candidate ABM Ruhul Amin Hawladar told reporters, ‘After being denied nomination, his brother Kamal and his relatives attacked on the orders of Afzal Hossain, organizing secretary of Awami League. Afzal Hossain has tried to mislead the Awami League workers by disobeying the Prime Minister’s orders. He also said that legal action will be taken in this regard.