Field Gaffar and Modhu or face protest, say JP leaders
Khulna district and city units of Jatiya Party have demanded nomination of its central organising secretary Abdul Gaffar Biswas from Khulna-3 (Khalishpur-Daulatpur) and district unit general secretary Shafiqul Islam Madhu from Khulna-6 (Koira-Paikgacha) constituencies as candidates of 14-party alliance in the upcoming parliamentary election.
Otherwise, all leaders and workers of Khulna district and city units of Jatiya Party will resign on December 12, a day after expiry of the date for withdrawl of candidature.
The demand was made in a press conference at Khulna Press Club yesterday.
Jatiya Party leaders Gaffar Biswas and Shafiqul Islam Madhu were also present at the press conference. They filed nomination papers from Khulna-3 and Khulna-4 and are now demanding their nomination as 14-party alliance candidates.
The 14-party alliance has fielded Hasina Banu Shirin as its candidate in Khulna-3 but local unit of Jatiya Party declared her 'unwanted' in Khulna-3.
She has no moral right to contest from any Jatiya Sangsad seat in Khulna district as she was isolated from politics and people for long 17 years, said JP central organising secretary Gaffar Biswas.
Gaffar Biswas said the JP chairman has taken a suicidal decision by fielding Hasina Banu Shirin in Khulna-3 with recommendation of AL-led 14-party alliance.
“We want to know why JP Chairman favoured a politically isolated woman who will suffer a crushing defeat in polls from Khulna-3”, Gaffar Biswas said.
When asked, Gaffar Biswas said he would surely win if nominated from this seat.
Hasina Banu Shirin, central JP vice-chairman, was elected lawmaker on JP ticket in 1986 national elections.
She has been fielded in Khulna-3 by dropping prominent Awami League leader Begum Mannujan Sufian and JP leader Abdul Gaffar Biswas.