A BNP leader told the leaders and workers of his party that if they vote for an independent candidate, the leaders and supporters will be given cash as a reward. Hulusthul about this. The audio has already been leaked. The incident is of Barguna-1 constituency.
Forkan Miah is an independent candidate of Kachi Prateik in Barguna-1 seat in the 12th National Parliament Election. The proposal is basically his. Jalal Uddin Fakir, Convener of Amtali Upazila BNP said that this proposal will be presented to the leaders-workers and supporters of his party and the promised money will be received. There is anger among BNP leaders and workers in this incident. In the meantime, when the audio of this speech was leaked, a lot of criticism started about him. BNP leaders and workers also demanded that organizational action be taken against Jalal Fakir, who is conspiring against the party.
BNP did not participate in the 12th National Assembly elections. They are protesting to boycott this election. The leaders and workers complained that Jalal Uddin Fakir, Convener of Amtali Upazila BNP, has been doing the Daisara movement since the beginning of the movement. To strengthen the movement, convener Jalal Fakir called the president and general secretary of all the unions of the upazila to his relative’s house last Wednesday.
In that meeting, Jalal Uddin Fakir said to the leaders and workers, ‘There has been a proposal from an independent candidate – if you vote for him, he will give one lakh taka for the expenses of each union. At the moment, the leaders and workers have no money. The leaders and workers of BNP including Chhatra Dal, Youth Dal and others will not be able to enter the field. But ordinary workers and supporters will go to the center and vote.’
At such a time, Upazila BNP member secretary Tuhin Mridha was heard to say, ‘For so little money, why leave the movement and struggle and send workers and supporters to the polling station.’ In response to such a question, Jalal Fakir said, ‘I have hunger in my stomach. Can anyone pay 50 thousand, 100,000 taka in the struggle? Can only pay 5 thousand 10 thousand.
In that audio, it is also heard saying, ‘It is permissible to eat the money of the infidels. If the election is held on the 7th, Forkan Mia will be the MP. We have no problem with that.’
Jalal Fakir also said, ‘The money will be given in two installments – half in the middle of the election, and the other half on the day of the election.’ It is also heard in that audio, ‘Jasim and Rustam brothers, what do you say?’
There is anger among BNP leaders and workers after the audio of about 10 minutes was leaked. They demanded organizational action against such conspirators against the party.
Advocate Jasim Uddin, President of Gulishakhali Union BNP, said, ‘Jalal Uddin Fakir called the meeting to strengthen the movement. There has only been talk of strengthening the movement.’
But he claims to know nothing about audio.
And in this regard, Amtali Upazila BNP member secretary Tuhin Mridha said, ‘Jalal Uddin Fakir called the meeting to strengthen the movement. In that meeting, he left aside the agitation and offered money from an independent candidate to vote for his supporters. But I rejected his proposal and left.’
In this regard, Amtali Upazila BNP convener Jalal Uddin Fakir’s mobile phone was contacted and his phone was found to be switched off.
Central BNP co-organizing secretary (in-charge of Barisal division) Akon Quddusur Rahman said, ‘I have not received any complaint in this regard yet. If complaints are received, organizational measures will be taken after verification.’