UP polls: AL candidate served show-cause notice for threatening opponents
Election Commission has issued a show-cause notice to Md Azhar Ali, Awami League-nominated chairman candidate for Dhamrai's Sombhag Union Parishad election, for threatening independent candidates during campaign.
Upazila Election Officer Ayesha Akhter issued the notice yesterday after a video of Azahar, threatening independent candidates during a campaign rally, went viral on social media, reports our Savar correspondent.
The notice asked Azahar to reply within 24 hours as to why no action would be taken against him for violating the electoral code of conduct and why his candidature would not be cancelled.
"Azahar, also the current UP chairman, know that he won't be accepted by the people in the upcoming polls, hence he is threatening others in various ways," Union Awami League member and independent candidate Awlad Hossain told The Daily Star.
Azahar was unavailable for his comment after this correspondent tried calling him several times on his phone.