AL nominations spark protests in several districts | The Daily Star
12:48 AM, November 30, 2013 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:25 AM, November 30, 2013

AL nominations spark protests in several districts

The announcement of the Awami League nominations for the 10th parliamentary polls yesterday caused angry outbursts within the party at different places of the country.
The leaders of Belkuchi upazila unit AL resigned en masse last night as former fisheries and livestock minister Abdul Latif Biswas did not get nomination in Sirajganj-5 constituency. The AL has nominated Abdul Majid Mandal in the seat.
Our Mymensingh correspondent reports: At least 10 people were injured in a clash between the supporters of former lawmaker Hafez Ruhul Amin Madani and Trishal municipality Mayor ABM Anisuzzaman and those of sitting MP Reza Ali.
The activists loyal to Madani and Anisuzzaman brought out violent processions soon after the announcement of Reza Ali's nomination in Mymensingh-7 (Trishal) constituency.
At one stage, the agitating AL men ransacked Trishal upazila AL office, triggering clashes with Reza Ali's supporters. They also barricaded Dhaka-Mymensingh highway, halting traffic movement for over an hour.
Police fired rubber bullets and lobbed seven teargas canisters to disperse the demonstrators, said Firoj Talukder, officer-in-charge of Trishal Police Station.
In Madaripur, supporters of former communications minister Syed Abul Hossain staged demonstrations in protest at AL Organising Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim's nomination in Madaripur-3 (Kalkini).
Eyewitnesses said a group of AL, Jubo League and Chhatra League activists equipped with sticks brought out a procession and chased Kalkini upazila Chairman Mir Golam Faruk for his alleged support to Nasim, forcing him to take refuge at the local police station.
They also vandalised the office and the residence of Golam Faruk.
To protest AL central committee member Kazi Nabil Ahmad's nomination in Jessore-3 constituency, supporters of Shaheen Chakladar, general secretary of Jessore AL, barricaded highways at least at 12 points of Jessore town and vandalised five vehicles yesterday afternoon, reports our Jessore correspondent.
Earlier in the day, AL General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam announced the names of candidates selected by the party's Parliamentary Board.

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