Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a joke at the election rally in Brahmanbaria asking the party’s candidate for Sadar seat and the party’s district president Ram Ubaidul Moktadir Chowdhury to know the identity of his wife. Moktadir Chowdhury introduced the identity of the Prime Minister’s wife in a two-point question. The leaders and activists present burst into laughter at this incident.
This election rally was held at Niaz Muhammad High School ground in the city on Wednesday afternoon. In this, the Prime Minister got to know the candidates of the party virtually and listened to the speeches of two new generation voters. The Prime Minister also enjoyed a cultural performance.
Brahmanbaria district Awami League president Moktadir Chowdhury MP was introducing the special people sitting in the front row in the public meeting one by one. However, he did not identify his wife sitting next to him.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took notice of the matter. He called Moktadir Chowdhury and said, ‘I see a woman sitting next to you, I did not know her identity.’
Then Moktadir Chowdhury said, ‘She is Professor Fahima Khatun. He is serving as the treasurer appointed by you in Brahmanbaria University. He was the director general of Maushi earlier.’
Hearing the reply, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said with a smile, ‘Oh well, no more identification?’
At this stage, MP Moktadir Chowdhury said, ‘She is my wife. You know it. If you want to know more, I will say that she is the younger sister of Kamrul Islam Saheb (Awami League leader and former minister). He (Kamarul) is your candidate.’ At that time, everyone who attended the public meeting started laughing.
In the meeting, Moktadir Chowdhury demanded the establishment of a government university, medical college and an agricultural university in Brahmanbaria.
While introducing the party’s candidates to the Prime Minister, Jansabha President Moktadir Chowdhury said, ‘You have nominated me again, thank you and gratitude. Here we have 5 boat marker candidates. A seat you have given up to others.’ Then Brahmanbaria-4 Constituency Advocate Anisul Haque, Brahmanbaria-6 Constituency Captain (retd.) AB Tajul Islam, Brahmanbaria-5 Constituency Md. He introduced Faizur Rahman Badal and Farhad Hossain Sangram of Brahmanbaria-1 Constituency.
Apart from Moktadir Chowdhury’s candidate sitting in the front row, Brahmanbaria-2 Constituency MP Principal Shahjahan Alam Saju, Women Member of Parliament Umme Fatema Najma Begum Shiuli, District Awami League Senior Vice President Former Mayor Md. Helal Uddin, Vice President Haji Md. Helal Uddin, Acting General Secretary Mahbubul Bari Chowdhury Montu, Municipal Mayor Nair Kabir introduced others.
Moktadir Chowdhury said, “Honorable Prime Minister, the people of Brahmanbaria responded to the call of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during the liberation war and freed the country by donating blood for this country. These women then cooperated with us. Cooperated in Grameganj. See the presence of that woman today. For those who want to portray Brahmanbaria differently, you have so many presence of women today; I don’t know if you have ever seen such a large attendance in all the meetings you have attended. Our women leaders have worked very hard to make a presence here. Honorable Prime Minister, the ground where I stood and met you is the Niaz Muhammad School ground. Next to it is Brahmanbaria Government College. In Brahmanbaria Government College you have given 10 floor building, academic building. 6-storey academic building. Our venerable Bangamata Fajilatunnesa has given a women’s hostel in the name of Mujib. You have made this Niaz Muhammad School building. One or many. We want a government university in this Brahmanbaria. We want a government medical college. I want a government agriculture college. I want another stadium.’