<i>Fight between in-laws puts relatives in dilemma</i>
Former minister and Bangladesh Jatiya Party (Matin) President Dr M A Matin is contesting against his brother-in-law and a former BNP state minister Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku's wife Romana Mahmud in Sirajganj-2 constituency (Sirajganj sadar).
As a result, relatives and supporters of the two candidates are in dilemma over selecting the right candidate.
Both the contestants have already started campaigning including processions, meetings, rallies and mass contact in their electoral areas.
Dr Matin took part as an independent candidate in 2001 election for Sirajganj-7 seat (Shahzadpur) after being failed to get ticket from four-party alliance, while Tuku took part in the race as BNP- led four-party alliance candidate for Sirajganj-2 constituency.
At that time, both the contestants won their seats.
Romana is contesting as the candidate of four-party alliance with Dhaner Shish (paddy sheaf) symbol, as her husband Tuku failed to get nomination following his conviction in a corruption case.
Romana is a new face in the political arena.
Matin is contesting with Kathal (Jackfruit) symbol under the banner of Bangladesh Jatiya Party.
When contacted, both the contestants said they are hopeful about their victory.