In Mymensingh-3 (Gouripur) constituency, miscreants vandalized and set fire to the election campaign centers of two independent candidates with truck and eagle symbols. This incident took place in two centers side by side in Tatkuda village of the upazila on Thursday night.
The activist supporters of these two candidates demanded a fair trial subject to the investigation of the incident. However, till the writing of this report, no candidate has filed a complaint with the police or election authorities.
Upazila Awami League general secretary Somnath Saha is fighting with the truck symbol in Mymensingh-3 (Gouripur) constituency. District Awami League Advisory Council member Nazneen Alam is contesting the seat with the eagle symbol.
Somnath Saha, an independent candidate for the truck symbol, said, ‘Someone has burnt my campaign center in the dark of night. Fear has spread among my leaders and workers in this incident. If the administration assures that such incidents will not happen in the future along with investigation, the apprehension will be reduced.’
When I called for the statement of Nazneen Alam, an independent candidate of Eagle symbol, he did not respond.
A call to the cell phone of the officer-in-charge (OC) of Gouripur police station did not get a response.