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12:00 AM, December 06, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 06, 2008

Election 2008

BNP, Jamaat at loggerheads in Bogra-1, 4, 5

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Displeased with BNP policymakers' decision to nominate convicted Md Shokrana as four-party alliance candidate for Bogra-1 (Shariakandi-Sonatola) and ignoring their proposal for nominating 'prospective' Jamaat candidates for Bogra-4 (Khalu-Nandigram) and Bogra-5 (Sherpur-Dhanut), Jamaat leaders and activists have started campaign against BNP candidates.
“Jamaat and its supporters including women are working round the clock in favour of their party candidate Nazir Ahmed to defeat BNP candidate Mostafa Ali Mukul in Bogra-4 constituency,” Jamaat Bogra district Ameer Shahab Uddin told this correspondent over cell phone on Thursday evening.
Admitting the matter, alliance candidate BNP leader Mostafa Ali Mukul said, “Jamaat leaders and workers in Bogra district are canvassing in favour of Jamaat candidate Nazir Ahmed in Bogra-4. Jamaat men are also working for their candidate in Bogra-5, which may harm alliance position in the district.”
BNP nominated alliance candidate for Bogra-5, Jane-e-Alam Khoka, however, told The Daily Star yesterday morning that a discussion has started with Jamaat candidate Principal Rostom Ali and local Jamaat leaders for a 'settlement'.

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