Former Member of Parliament Amanur Rahman Khan has become an independent candidate for Tangail-3 seat without getting party nomination. His wife has also submitted nomination papers for the same seat. Voters say that husband and wife stand for election from the same seat as an election strategy. They believe that only one will contest when the time of polling approaches.
Amanur Rahman Khan was elected Member of Parliament for Tangail-3 Constituency from Awami League in 2012 by-election. He also won in 2014. Then in 2018, his father Ataur Rahman Khan became a member of parliament after being nominated from Awami League. But this time the nomination from Awami League was given to the district Awami League Vice President Professor Kamrul Hasan.
Former Member of Parliament Amanur Rahman Khan has become an independent candidate without getting the nomination of Boat. His wife Farida Rahman Khan has also become a candidate. Supporting his wife’s candidacy, Amanur Rahman Khan says that his family has been serving the people of this region for a long time.
This former Member of Parliament said, ‘My family is always dedicated to serving the people of Ghatail. I was the Member of Parliament of this seat for two consecutive terms. Last time my father Ataur Rahman Khan was nominated from Bangladesh Awami League. He won by a huge margin.’
If Farida’s nomination paper was rejected due to misinformation, she said that she would appeal.
Farida Rahman Khan said, ‘All my family members are serving the people of this Ghatail. My husband has many enemies. Due to which, if his nomination is cancelled, I will participate in the election. I will appeal even after my husband’s nomination is valid.’
Meanwhile, voters and conscious circles say that husband and wife standing together in the election is just a trick. Any one will choose in due time.
A local resident said, ‘I have not seen a case of husband and wife electing in the same seat. But if anyone chooses it will be good.’
Tarun Yusuf, General Secretary of Tangail District Sujon said, ‘There is a case against Amanur Rahman. It is from this point of view that both of them have submitted nomination papers. As if one is canceled but one remains. It is for strategic reasons that both of them are running.’
The withdrawal of nomination papers for the 12th parliamentary elections is on December 17 and the polling is on January 7, 2024.