President of Natore AL in fear of attack
Natore Awami League President Abdul Quddus has alleged that he cannot stay in the district town as he fears of being attacked by criminals.
Quddus, also a lawmaker from Natore-4 (Baraigram-Gurudaspur), said he cannot go to the party's district office for the same reason.
He made the allegations in a virtual discussion, organised by the district Swechchhasebak League, on Tuesday.
He claimed that despite being the president of the ruling AL's Natore unit, he does not receive invitations to party and national programmes in the district.
"I had rented a house in the town to make the party's activities more dynamic. But some people brandishing arms threatened the landlord that he must evict his tenant," said Quddus.
He said an office was arranged for him to run party activities, but he still cannot enter it.
The lawmaker, who became Natore AL president in late 2014, said he even could not go to the district town after he was made president of Natore AL.
Quddus, however, did not name any person.
Contacted, State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, also a lawmaker from Natore-3, said Quddus might have pointed his finger at Shafiqul Islam Shimul, general secretary of Natore AL.
Asked about the allegations, Shafiqul, an MP from Natore-2 (Sadar-Naldanga), said, "I have heard the full speech of Quddus bhai. He did not mention my name."
He claimed that Quddus delivered such a speech to satisfy some people and for making political gains.