Mizanur Rahman Sinha, however, is yet to visit the constituency in person
Mizanur Rahman Sinha, the BNP candidate for Munshiganj 2 (Louhajong-Tongibari), did not visit his constituency even on the last day of campaigning.
Although all other candidates have been busy with their campaigns, Sinha did not come to his election area once to seek votes. Instead, he recorded a video message urging the people to vote for him. He also sought their blessings.
The video message said: “You people have the most important decision to make, to choose someone who is honest and qualified to represent you in the parliament. The future of the nation is in your hands. The right decision taken by you will lead the country to the right path. Vote for change.”
According to sources, Sinha was scheduled to arrive in Mushiganj on Thursday. However, he did not come.
This correspondent made several attempts to contact the BNP candidate, but he did not respond.
The mobile phones of many of his supporters and local BNP activists were also found to be switched off.
Tongibari upazila Juba Dal President Shamim Molla claimed that Sinha had made several attempts to visit his election area, but failed as he was attacked on his way from Dhaka to Munshiganj.
Shamim said: “Local BNP leaders and activists are being harassed with false cases by the ruling party. The election environment is hostile for us. Our leader could not even come to his house, not even after notifying the local administration.”
“As he was unable to reach the voters in person, he made a video message to get close and personal with the people of his constituency,” he added.
Munshiganj district BNP President Abdul Hai said: “From the very beginning, Sinha has been facing false cases and attacks. He fears for his and his family's safety. But he will try to come to Munshiganj on election day or the day before.”
When asked about a case filed against Sinha by his own party member, Hai said: “There is an information gap regarding the matter. I have suggested our activists and leaders to resolve the issue.”