Four Siddiqui brothers to run in Tangail-3,4,5,8 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 04, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 04, 2008

Four Siddiqui brothers to run in Tangail-3,4,5,8

Kader Siddiqui from 3 seats, others one each


Clockwise: Abdul Kader Siddiqui, Abdul Latif Siddiqui, Murad Siddiqui and Azad Siddiqui

Four brothers of a family in Tangail will contest in the upcoming national parliament election of December 29.
They are Awami League (AL) central leader Abdul Latif Siddiqui, his younger brother Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL) president Abdul Kader Siddiqui Bir Uttam and their younger brothers and Tangail district KSJL joint conveners Murad Siddiqui and Azad Siddiqui.
This time, Kader Siddiqui has submitted his nomination papers for three constituencies--Tangail-3 (Ghatail), Tangail-4 (Kalihati) and Tangail-8 (Sakhipur-Basail)--as KSJL candidate.
In 2001 election, Kader Siddiqui contested from five constituencies--Tangail-8 (Sakhipur-Basail), Tangail-1 (Modhupur-Dhanbari), Tangail-2 (Bhuapur-Gopalpur), Tangail-3 (Ghatail), and Tangail-4 (Kalihati)--out of the eight constituencies under the district.
He, however, won only from his home constituency Tangail-8 (Sakhipur-Basail) while his deposits were confiscated in the rest four seats.
In Tangail-4 (Kalihati), AL candidate Latif Siddiqui lost the 2001 election to BNP-led four-party alliance candidate with a margin of 5,138 votes while Kader Siddiqui sliced away 13,747 votes as a KSJL candidate.
Besides Latif and Kader, their youngest brother Azad Siddiqui has also submitted his nomination paper for Tangail-4 (Kalihati) constituency as a KSJL candidate in the upcoming election.
Another brother of the family Murad Siddiqui has submitted his nomination paper for Tangail-5 (Sadar) constituency as a KSJL candidate in the upcoming election.
Murad contested from the constituency in 2001 election as a KSJL candidate and secured third position getting 68,167 votes.
Army-led joint forces arrested Murad and Azad after 1/11. They were later freed on bail after spending over 20 months in jail.

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