12:00 AM, December 19, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:03 AM, December 19, 2018

Netrakona-4: Three female candidates vying for MP post

Voters in Netrakona-4 constituency (Madan, Mohanganj and Khaliajury upazilas) are witnessing a different scene as three out of the four candidates vying for the MP post are females.

Awami League (AL) backed Rebecca Momin, BNP's Tahmina Zaman Sraboni, Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) candidate Joly Talukder and only male aspirant Mohammad Mofazzal Hossain of Islami Andolon Bangladesh are running their election campaign from the constituency.

Rebecca and Joly hail from Mohanganj upazila while Sraboni is from Madan upazila.

Rebecca Momin, wife of late AL lawmaker and former food minister Abdul Momin, is looking for a third successive wins from the constituency. She was elected MP in the last two general elections.

Tahmina Zaman Sraboni, wife of former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar, and Joly Talukder, a CPB central leader and general secretary of Garments Trade Union Kendra, are contesting for their maiden success.

Although, both Rebecca and Sraboni have their own vote banks inherited from family politics, Joly is contesting the election race as a dedicated party leader.

BNP sources said as former minister Babar was a popular figure in local politics Sraboni may benefit from it.

Chhatra Union central committee Organising Secretary Joly, also a resident of Mollikpur village in Mohanganj's haor area, hopes to do well in the upcoming election as a major portion of the voters are haor people, mostly farmers and daily workers.

“If a congenial and peaceful election environment is ensured I am hopeful of success,” Joly said.

Journalist Mohsin Miah in Khaliajury upazila said  a tough fight is certain between AL and BNP candidates.

Competition between three female aspirants is an exceptional experience for local voters, said shopkeeper Ajoy Sarker of Mollikpur village.

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