Film actress Mahia Mahi is an independent candidate for Rajshahi-1 (Godagari-Tanore) constituency in the upcoming 12th National Assembly elections. Initially, he was in some trouble regarding the validity of the nomination papers. However, after regaining her candidature, the actress recently started election activities by laying wreaths at the tomb of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Tungipara, Gopalganj.
Mahi went to Godagari upazila of his constituency on Thursday. After that, he was accused of violating the electoral code of conduct. Several media headlines – ‘Mahi sought votes by violating code of conduct’. But the actress refuses to accept it. Mahiya Mahi gave a video message on social media last night claiming that the matter was misunderstood.
In the caption he wrote, ‘To the journalists…’. His voice was then heard saying, “Some news portals have reported that I (Mahi) violated the code of conduct and started campaigning on the field.” But this is not the case.
Mahi said in a video message, ‘I want to tell everyone, I have posted a post on Facebook. Where the caption says Godagari Upazila, Char Ashadah Union, Rajshahi. And finally on December 14, 2023. Originally, I went to meet the common people of Char Ashadah Union of Godagari Upazila. It is an isolated village. No one there knows me. I went there as soon as I got to know them. But I did not ask for any vote when I went there.’
He added, “I don’t have any sign that I will violate the code of conduct and ask for votes.” How do I ask for votes?’
On Thursday (December 14), Mahi posted several pictures on her Facebook. And he came under criticism with this post.
Incidentally, since the announcement of the schedule of the 12th National Assembly elections, Mahiya Mahi, the famous actress of ‘Agni’, has been in the discussion. First, the actress wants party nomination from Bangladesh Awami League. However, he did not have a place in the final list of the team. Later, he announced to contest the election as an independent candidate.
After not getting nomination from Awami League in Chapainawabganj-2 (Nachol-Gomstapur-Bholahat) constituency, he finally became an independent candidate in his Nanabari constituency (Rajshahi-1). Although the nomination was canceled in the initial scrutiny, the heroine in question got her candidature back by appealing.
Meanwhile, according to the schedule, the deadline for withdrawal of candidature for this election is December 17. The returning officers will allot the symbols on December 18. From this day, the candidates will be able to carry out election campaigns till 8 am on January 5.