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AL, BNP, JP fight for win

12th JS Polls

Published : 20 Sep 2023 10:06 PM

As the next general elections are drawing closer, scenes of euphoria and festivity are seen in the Sunamganj-4 constituency like other parts of the country. 

Therefore, local leaders of Awami League (AL), Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Jatiya Party and other political parties have already begun lobbying for party nomination to contest the upcoming national election in their Sunamganj constituency-4.

Activists and the public believe competition, among AL,BNP and Jatiya Party, will be fierce.They are also greeting the local people and wishing them marking several occasions in the locality. 

Besides, a certain section of common people, including young voters, is taking interest in electioneering of candidates, having achieved to gain the confidence that the election will be held in a peaceful, credible and competitive manner.

However, the expected level of election excitement, what should have been witnessed by this time, is still missing as all the political parties are still not there in the field with their full strength.It seems they are conserving energy to use that at the last moment.

PirFazlur Rahman of opposition Jatiya Party has been representing in the National Parliament from Sunamganj-4 constituency since 2014.The constituency encompasses Bishwamvarpur and Sunamganjsadarupazilas.

The constituency was created in 1984 from a Sylhet constituency when the former Sylhet District was split into four districts: Sunamganj, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, and Habiganj. Ahead of the 2008 general election, the Election Commission redrew constituency boundaries to reflect population changes revealed by the 2001 Bangladesh census.

 The 2008 redistricting altered the boundaries of the constituency.

Ahead of the 2014 general election, the Election Commission reduced the boundaries of the constituency. 

Previously it had also included one union parishad of Dowarabazar Upazila: Mannargaon.

Incumbent lawmaker PirFazlur Rahman will seek party nomination to contest the next general election.Apart from him, Nazmul Huda Himel, son of former 

lawmaker Abdul Majid Khan, will also seek party nomination to contest the next general election. On the other hand, former lawmaker and AL central advisory committee Motiur Rahman, AL national committee member Barrister EnamulKabirImon and Sunamganj district committee President and Sunamganj ZilaParishad Chairman Nurul Huda Mukut will seek party nomination to contest the next general election.Apart from them, Sunamganj district AL unit General 

Secretary Noman BakhtPolin will also seek partynomination to contest the next general election.

Talking to reporters EnamulKabirImon said party high command had given him nomination in the last general election.“Therefore, I believe my leader (Sheikh Hasina) will give me the party ticket again,” he added.

Noman BakhtPolin has already declared that he would seek party nomination to contest the next general election. Motiur Rahman said he has been working to rejuvenate the party’s organisational activities since long.“I’m confident the party high command will evaluate me and give the party ticket to contest the next general election,” he added 

Although Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) still maintains that it will not contest polls under the Sheikh Hasina government, party leaders are preparing for the next 

general election secretly and silently, according locals and party insiders.

Sunamganj district unit BNP General Secretary Nurul Islam Nurul, Barrister Mohammad AbidulHaque, son of former BNP MP FazlulHaqueAspia and Senior Vice President of Sunamganj district BNP DewanZainul Zakerin expressed their willingness to contest the next general election.

Besides, Sunamganj district BNP Vice-President Sher Nur Ali and Unitedingdom BNP leader Golam Rabbani Ahmad also seek party nomination to contest the next 

general election.

The nomination seekers are campaigning and lobbying for party tickets in the Sunamganj-4 constituency ahead of the next general elections.