Hefajat backs Bulbul for RCC mayor
Hefajat-e Islam is supporting the opposition backed mayor aspirant, Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul, also the Jubo Dal Rajshahi city president, in the June 15 Rajshahi City Corporation polls.
Moreover, its Rajshahi unit general secretary, at a press conference the district BNP organised yesterday to convey its support for Bulbul, prayed for the doom of another candidate, AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, the outgoing mayor.
“Defeat the former mayor and destroy him. Help Bulbul win,” said Abdus Samad in his prayers to Allah at the press conference in a Rajshahi city restaurant. Samad had also attended a BNP city unit press conference on Tuesday.
In presence of Bulbul and Rajshahi district unit BNP President Nadim Mostafa, Samad accused Liton of not following the holy Quran and of humiliating Islamic scholars and not letting them hold religious meetings.
Electoral laws prohibit the use of provocative statements in campaigns which might hurt religious sentiments. Liton told The Daily Star that he would file a complaint in this connection.