Social media personality and barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Sumon has become an independent candidate for the Habiganj-4 (Madhavpur-Chunarnghat) constituency in the upcoming 12th National Assembly elections. In the election, this heavyweight candidate has mentioned the bank loan information of 50 lakh taka in the affidavit.
Barrister Syed Syedul Haque Sumon sought the nomination of Awami League to participate in the election. But after not getting nomination, he filed nomination as an independent candidate. Sumon, son of Syed Ershad Ali and Ambia Begum Chowdhury of Barail village of Chunarughat upazila, has participated in the National Assembly elections for the first time.
Analyzing Barrister Suman’s affidavit submitted to the Election Commission, it can be seen that he has a debt of 50 lakhs in two banks. Educational qualification shown is Post Graduation.
According to the affidavit, Suman’s sole source of income is his legal profession. His annual income from this profession is 7 lakh 50 thousand taka. He is the owner of movable and immovable assets of 18 lakh 41 thousand rupees. Of this, cash is 11 lakh 61 thousand, gold and other ornaments are 5 lakh rupees. Electronic goods worth 1 lakh 60 thousand and furniture worth Tk 20 thousand. However, his movable assets include a loan of Tk 50 lakhs. He took a loan of 40 lakhs from Pubali Bank Limited and 10 lakhs from South East Bank Limited.
Regarding Barrister Sumon’s debt, Advocate Junaid Ahmed, coordinator of Basad Habiganj district branch, told Independent Digital over the phone, “There is a question in the minds of people of various classes and professions whether Barrister Sumon has taken a pragmatic position or not. Showing debt in the affidavit is a strategy to pass election returns – this idea of public mind cannot be dismissed. As politicians, this question arises in our minds like people of different professions and classes.