AL leaders' demand for VGF quota triggers clash
At least 20 people, including a woman ward councillor, were injured in a clash over distribution of rice under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme in Putimari Union under Kishorganj upazila yesterday.
Putimari Union Parishad started distributing 20 kg of rice to each of the 2,200 cardholders in the morning. After a few minutes, local Awami League leaders came to the union parishad office with a list and pressed the chairman for giving rice to their men.
The genuine cardholders became agitated when the chairman asked his men to allot 5kg of rice against each of the names mentioned on the list of AL leaders.
At one stage, both sides locked in a clash, leaving 20 people, including
councillor Shefali Begum, injured. They are undergoing treatment at upazila health complex.