The supporters of two candidates blame each other
At least 10 people were injured in a clash between supporters of two candidates in the upcoming Laxikunda Union Parishad (UP) election in Ishwardi, Pabna.
The clash took place around 4pm on Monday in Nabinagar village of Laxikunda Union between supporters of Awami League nominated Anis Ur Rahman Sharif and rebel candidate Anisul Haque Mollah.
Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Ishwardi police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Asaduzzaman said: “Police have been sent to the spot upon receiving information.”
Anisul Haque said supporters of incumbent Chairman Anis Ur Rahman attacked his supporters during an election campaign in Nabinagar area.
Zia, a supporter of the chairman, claimed that Anisul’s accusations were completely fabricated. “His (Anisul’s) supporters vandalized my house. They even destroyed a sitting area in front of my house.”
On Sunday, 15 more people were injured in separate clashes at Manikhat and Hatkhali unions in Sujanagar upazila ahead of the UP polls.