Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury of Awami League and Shama Obayed Islam of BNP are two prominent candidates in Faridpur-2 (Saltha, Nagarkanda and portion of Sadarpur upazilas) constituency.
KM Sarowar of Islami Andolan Bangladesh and Md Zainul Abedin alias Bokul Mia of Bangladesh Khilafat Andolan are also vying for the MP post in the constituency where electoral campaign is going on in full swing ahead of December 30 national elections.
Sajeda is running her electoral campaign with her two sons -- Shahdab Akbor and Sazid Akbor.
She was elected MP from the constituency in the last two general elections in 2008 and 2014.
Shahdab Akbor said, “Local people want to elect my mother as MP as they realise that no development will happen in the area without her.”
Shama Obayed, daughter of late Obaydur Rahman, former secretary general of BNP, is contesting with AL stalwart Sajeda for the second time.
Shama alleged that police arrested quite a few supporters of her and law enforcers often raid their houses at night.
“I personally requested the returning officer to take steps for creating a smooth environment for the polls. If a congenial and peaceful election environment is ensured, I am hopeful of success,” she added.
Nimai Sarkar, councillor of Nagarkanda municipality, said they expect a tough contest between the two candidates in the constituency.