02:35 PM, December 25, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:41 PM, December 25, 2018

Natore BCL leader buys all copies of Prothom Alo

A leader of Natore town unit Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) today bought all the copies of Prothom Alo, the Bangla daily reports.

As a result, regular readers of the daily in the district did not get their subscribed copy today.

Today, Prothom Alo has published three stories on election titled 'MP Shafiqul says, those who will vote for boat, will go to polling centres', 'Mass attacks to bar rally' and 'BNP leaders under lock and key, freed after half an hour'. 

On behalf of the city unit Chhatra League, the hawkers have been instructed not to circulate today's copy of Prothom Alo, the daily reports quoting the newspaper’s sales agents in Natore.

After some time, the president of the AL municipality unit bought all the copies from the sales agents at Kanaikhai Old Bus Stand of the town.

The agents then were informed that they will be paid for the copies later, the Bangla daily said.

The Daily Star on December 24 also published a report titled 'Allow only 'boat voters' at centres' on a video footage that shows Natore-2 Awami League candidate and lawmaker Shafiqul Islam Shimul was giving a statement at Chhatni village on December 17.

Shimul said no one other than the voters of the “boat” symbol would go to the polling centres on December 30 and instructed his party to ensure victory of the boat symbol by only letting boat voters into the vote centres.

“Those who will vote for boat can go to voting centres. Those who won't cannot go to voting centres. It is as simple as that,” Shimul was seen saying in the video footage.

In blatant violation of the electoral code of conduct, Shimul was seen in a video footage threatening BNP men of “tougher actions against them” and asking them to work for the boat symbol to save their lives.

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