In the campaign of actress Sharmin Akhter Nipa alias Mahia Mahi, an independent candidate for the truck marker seat of Rajshahi-1 seat, there was tension, fighting and pushing between the two sides based on boat slogans. This incident took place in Ramdevpur area of Tanor upazila of Rajshahi at 6 pm on Sunday.
Mahia Mahi alleged that he went to Ramdevpur Government Primary School grounds to conduct mass communication among tribals in the evening. On reaching the school premises, he started speaking while a group of youths started chanting boat slogans.
The boat’s supporters became agitated when Maia Mahi asked them to stop. At that time, when Mahi’s supporters interrupted, the commotion started. Later the locals subdued both sides.
Member of Parliament and boat candidate Omar Farooq Chowdhur held a public meeting in the same school grounds in the afternoon. However, even though he was called in this regard, he was not available.
In this regard, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Tanor Police Station Abdur Rahim said that they have heard the incident. Steps are being taken to ensure that the situation in the area remains normal.