Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday introduced Shafiullah Al Munir, Jatiya Party (Ershad) candidate for Tangail-5, as the grand alliance contender in the constituency.
She made the announcement through a videoconference from the Gonobhaban while addressing a rally on the district's Shaheed Smrity Pouro Udyan.
During the electioneering, Hasina sequentially introduced the AL candidates of seven constituencies in the district except Sanowar Hossain, the incumbent lawmaker and AL candidate in Tangail-5.
“We gave nomination to Sanowar Hossain in Tangail-5. Jatiya Party's [Ershad] Shafiullah Al Munir is also a candidate for the constituency. We have made a compromise with the JP as a member of grand alliance. Now, it is necessary to keep our unity intact," Hasina said.
Meanwhile, terming the AL president's announcement “technical”, Sanowar said he would remain in the race with “boat”, the AL's election symbol.
He told The Daily Star that the prime minister did not ask them to cast vote for “plough”, the JP's election symbol. She wanted to see the victory of all the AL candidates in Tangail, he added.