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MP Ekram warned that the areas where the votes will be less will not be developed

MP Ekram warned that the areas where the votes will be less will not be developed

Karim Chowdhury, Member of Parliament of Noakhali-4 (Sadar and Subarnachar) Constituency, said that the development will be stopped if he does not vote for his son in the Upazila Parishad elections. He made the announcement in a street meeting in Mohammadpur Union of Subarnachar Upazila on Tuesday.Atahar Ishraq alias Sabab Chowdhury, son of Member of Parliament Ekramul, has been a candidate for the post of Chairman in the Subarnachar Upazila Parishad elections. His rival candidate is AHM Khairul Anam Chowdhury (Salim), the president of the district Awami League and the chairman of the upazila parishad three times in a row. Polling will be held here on May 8.Ekramul Karim Chowdhury addressed a road meeting yesterday afternoon at Shiuli Ekram Bazar of Ward No. 6 of Mohammadpur Union. Many local people recorded his speech on mobile phones. At that time, he said, “I will not do any development in the area from which you will vote less.” respective areas. Give and take. Give me, I’ll give you. You are making me an MP, I am saying, I have been in power for five years, now if you make me an upazila chairman as per my wish, I have given you a gift as my middleman. …I stand here today and speak. Later, I will sit in any shop here and talk about happiness and sorrow with you.In this regard, today on Wednesday, Member of Parliament Mohammad Ekramul Karim Chowdhury told Prothom Alo, “I did not make any statement threatening to stop the development of the voters. Someone is purposely promoting my speech by cutting out any part of it about the development of the area. Apart from that, I did not make my son a candidate for election. My son is a businessman. The people of the area forcefully made him a candidate. He will win anyway.’The current chairman and district Awami League president AHM Khairul Anam Chowdhury condemned the speech of Ekramul Karim Chowdhury. He said on the phone this afternoon, it is normal that voters will vote for the candidate they like in the election. But it is not appropriate for a person like him (Ekramul Karim Chowdhury) to show his power and threaten the voters not to develop the area. He is preparing a written complaint to the Election Commission along with the video of these speeches.In this regard, District Senior Election Officer Nawabul Islam said that someone is considered as a candidate in the election only after the last day of withdrawal of candidature has passed. Before this the Member of Parliament can introduce him (Atahar Ishraq) as a member of his family. Members of Parliament cannot campaign for election after the last day of withdrawal of candidature.

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