A show cause notice has been given to Awami League leader Sirajul Islam who said that ‘boatmen will not get a place to escape’ in the discussion meeting of the independent candidate of Narsingdi-1 (Sadar) constituency in the 12th National Assembly elections. The notice asked why legal action will not be taken against him for violating the election law through this statement.
Narsingdi Sadar Upazila Executive Officer and Assistant Returning Officer of Parliamentary Constituency Asma Sultana Nasreen gave this notice on Thursday night. Sirajul Islam Madhavadi Thana Awami League convener. He has been asked to appear in the office of the Assistant Returning Officer and show reasons in writing within two days of receiving the notice.
An exchange meeting of independent candidate Kamruzzaman Kamrul was held at Madhavadi Municipal Auditorium last Wednesday afternoon. Awami League candidate for Sadar Constituency Mohammad Nazrul Islam alias Sirajul Islam addressed the people of Hiru and said, “The boatmen will not get a place to escape”. This statement given by him quickly spread on social media Facebook. Later, a person named Malik Mohammad Rajib submitted a written complaint to the Deputy Commissioner and Returning Officer Badiul Alam demanding action in this case of violation of election law.
In that speech, Sirajul Islam can be heard saying, ‘When you know that Madhabadi Mayor Mosharraf Hossain is running for independent candidate Kamrul Bhai, then no one can stop him. From tomorrow the boatmen will not get a place to escape.’ When the people present started laughing after hearing this statement, he corrected his statement and said, ‘The people of the Hero’s boat will not get a chance to escape.’ According to the ( prothomalo )