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Bogra BNP ditches Jamaat

Update : 09 Feb 2014, 09:44 PM

BNP units of three upazilas in Bogra withdrew their support from the party's key ally Jamaat-e-Islami yesterday, saying it was endorsed centrally.

The BNP shifted its support to the rebel candidates in the district weeks ahead of the upcoming upazila elections.

Bogra BNP Organising Secretary Mir Shahe Alam said an announcement had been made in this regard in a press conference in the afternoon.

In Dhunat upazila, BNP withdrew support from Jamaat’s AKM Touhidul Islam and endorsed a rebel candidate Shahjahan Ali.

In Shahjahanpur, it favoured rebel candidate Sarkar Badal, withdrawing support from Jamaat leader and incumbent Chairman Yeasin Ali.

In Sherpur upazila, the party turned to Mahbubur Rahman Hares against Jamaat's Dabidar Rahman.

The local Jamaat rebutted in an instant reaction to the move.

Bogra Jamaat Chief Alamgir Hossain said they would not follow the decision of the BNP and continue with its candidates. 

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