5 of 6 Dinajpur seats may see fight of alliances
Four out of six constituencies in Dinajpur today may see fight between alliances while several candidates, most of them rebels in Dinajpur-4 and 6 constituencies, may cause trouble to AL-led Grand Alliance and BNP-led four-party Alliance.
This year's election scenario is different to the voters as at least ten new faces of AL and BNP alliance are vying for entry into parliamentary seats. Five new faces from each alliance are contesting the polls in the district with their party symbols "Boat" and "Sheaf of Paddy".
In Dinajpur-1 (Kaharole and Birganj) AL led grand alliance candidate former MP Monoranjan Shill Gopal has been taking on BNP-led four party alliance nominee Jamaat leader Muhammad Hanif.
Locals said that Gopal has huge popularity in the constituency. Gopal won the 2005 by-election.
In Dinajpur-2 (Biral and Bochaganj) local people say a triangular fight among Grand Alliance nominee Md. Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, four party alliance candidate Lt General Mahbubur Rahman and BNP rebel Jalal Uddin Ahmed who is running as an independent, is likely in this constituency.
In Dinajpur-3 (Dinajpur Sadar) people expect a tough fight between Grand Alliance candidate Iqbalur Rahim and four party alliance nominee Md. Shafiul Alam Prodhan.
It has been learnt that many AL leaders of Dinajpur district committee are not working for Iqbalur Rahim while BNP and its alliance leaders are working together for Shafiul Alam Prodhan. It may cause some problem for Iqbalur Rahim.
In Dinajpur-4 (Chirirbandar and Khansama) Grand Alliance candidate AHM Mahmud Ali is campaigning tirelessly to ensure victory for boat but AL rebel candidate Mizanur Rahman Manu will give him much trouble. Manu won three times from the constituency with the symbol boat.
Md. Hafizur Rahman Sirker a BNP rebel would make some problem for four party alliance nominee BNP's Md. Aktaruzzaman Miah.
In Dinajpur-5 (Phulbari and Parbatipur) a dual fight between Grand Alliance candidate Md. Mostafizur Rahman Fizar and AZM Rezwanul Haque of four party alliance is expected.. Fizar won the seat twice.
In Dinajpur-6 (Birampur, Nawabganj, Hakimpur and Ghoraghat) conflict between JP and AL candidates at the constituency are ushering hope for Jamaat candidate of BNP-led alliance Anwarul Islam though there was a prospect for AL to win the election if one candidate, either from AL or JP, was nominated.
According to the locals, the rebel candidates are now a great factor for the alliances.