Pledge to fight crimes, graft | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 14, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, December 14, 2018

3 Constestants in Moulvibazar-4

Pledge to fight crimes, graft

Three member of parliament (MP) candidates out of four for Moulvibazar-4 constituency (Sreemangal-Kamalganj) yesterday vowed to stop crimes, raise awareness against corruption and increase development works for the welfare of local people.

Prior to that, three MP aspirants of different parties made a written commitment to build a corruption free society and not to get involved in corruption at a view exchanging meeting organised by Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan), Kamalganj upazila unit, at Kamalganj Central Shaheed Minar premises.

BNP-backed Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury, Gonoforum's advocate Shantipada Dey and AL-backed Dr Md Abdus Shaheed attended the meeting, presided by Niharendu Bhattacharjee, president of Sujan, Kamalganj unit.

All the three pledged before the audience that they would do everything for the welfare of the people, strengthen local administration and play active role to stop stalking and repression against women, if elected.

However, Islami Andolon Bangladesh candidate Mohammad Salauddin didn't attend the programme.

Gonoforum candidate Shantipada said he will reform the local government organisations by introducing transparency in the sector and work for women empowerment.

“If elected I will increase wages of the tea workers and arrange free education and health services,” Shantipada said.

Admitting limitations in fulfilling his earlier election commitments, former lawmaker and AL-backed candidate Dr Shaheed said he appealed to the people to elect him for another term so that he can complete the half-done projects.

He also committed to take special care for the disabled.

BNP leader Mujibur said if voted to the MP post he would take initiative to develop infrastructure, mainly roads, canals and bridges to mitigate sufferings of the town dwellers.

Expressing concern about the 'level playing field' he said our men are passing a very tense time fearing arrests.

While speaking on different issues, people of Kamalganj and Sreemangal upazilas urged the candidates to be honest and remain friendly with people, if they are elected.

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