18 rebels of AL to fight for UZ chairman posts in Tangail | The Daily Star
12:23 AM, March 07, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:28 AM, March 07, 2019

18 rebels of AL to fight for UZ chairman posts in Tangail

Only three out of 12 upazilas in Tangail will not have any rebel candidate against chairman candidates nominated by Awami League in the upcoming upazila parishad election.

In the remaining nine upazilas, 18 rebel candidates submitted nomination papers against AL-nominated ones for chairman posts.

BNP, on the other hand, is not officially taking part in the election. But six of its leaders submitted nomination papers as independent candidates for chairman posts in Sadar, Kalihati, Mirzapur, Basail and Nagarpur upazilas.

Meanwhile, none but AL-nominated Harun-or-Rashid, vice-president of Dhanbari upazila unit of AL, submitted nomination paper for chairman post in the upazila. 

If Hurun-or-Rashid's nomination paper is found valid after scrutiny and withdrawal of others' nomination papers, he will be declared chairman-elect uncontested, said AHM Kamrul Hasan, district election officer in Tangail.

In Tangail Sadar upazila, besides AL-nominated candidate Shahjahan Ansary, party leader and incumbent Chairman Khorshed Alam also submitted his nomination paper. Asgar Ali, secretary general of the upazila unit of BNP, also submitted nomination paper as an independent candidate.

In Madhupur, besides AL-nominated candidate Sarwar Alam Khan Abu, party leader Yakub Ali also submitted nomination paper as an independent candidate. 

In Gopalpur, besides AL candidate and incumbent Chairman Yunus Islam Talukder Thandu, three more party leaders also submitted their nomination papers. They are Saiful Islam Talukder Suruj, Khandakar Gias Uddin and Nasir Uddin Roni.

In Bhuapur, besides AL's candidate and incumbent Chairman Abdul Halim, four more party leaders also submitted their nomination papers. They are Amirul Islam Talukder Bidyut, Abdul Latif, ATM Habibullah and Masudur Rahman Cornel.

In Ghatail, besides AL's Shahidul Islam Lebu, four more party leaders also submitted nomination papers. They are Arif Hossain, Shahidul Islam Hasting, Syed Ehsan Abdullah and Shafiqul Islam Khan Jony.

In Kalihati, besides AL candidate and incumbent Chairman Mozaherul Islam Thandu, party leader Ansar Ali also submitted nomination paper. Joint convenor of upazila BNP Motiul Alam Talukder also submitted nomination paper as an independent candidate.

In Nagarpur, AL candidate Kudrat Ali submitted his nomination paper without facing any rebel candidate from AL. Two BNP leaders -- incumbent Chairman Abdus Samad Dulal and Arifur Rahman Sami -- submitted their nomination as independent candidates.

In Delduar, besides AL's Fazlul Haque, party leader Mahmudul Hasan Maruf also submitted nomination.

In Mirzapur, AL's candidate and incumbent Chairman Mir Enayet Hossain Montu submitted nomination paper and he is not facing any intra-party candidate. BNP leader Firoz Haider Khan submitted nomination as an independent candidate.

In Sakhipur, besides AL's Julfiquar Haider Kamal, party leaders Sayeed Azad and Nazrul Islam Khan submitted nomination.

In Basail, besides AL's Motiur Rahman Gaus, party leader Kazi Alid Islam submitted nomination. Two BNP leaders -- incumbent Chairman Kazi Shahidul Islam and Nizamul Islam -- submitted nomination.

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