Two rival women to contest Faridpur – 2 constituency


Staff Reporter:

A total of four candidates are contesting the Faridpur -2 constituency and among them two key candidates of ruling Awami League and BNP are women.

Among them one is elderly Senior Awami League leader Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury another one is young BNP organizing secretary Shama Obayed, who will participate in the electoral race for second time.

The atmosphere of polls was on the full swing in the area where candidates were seen campaigning, running on door to door seeking votes. The discussion of election is heard in each tea stalls and shops in the market where people were forecasting the possible outcomes of polls.

Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury was first elected as parliament member in 1991 but lost the electoral race in 1996 and 2001 and won again in 2008 when for first time Shama Obayed, daughter of late BNP leader Obaidur Rahman, contested the polls against her.

Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury is not seen campaigning due to her illness, but her two sons Shahdab Akbar Chowdhury and Sajid Akbar Chowdhury are doing so for their mother.

Shahdab claimed all the development that happened in Nagarkanda and Saltha thanked to  Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, and that is why the people of the area stood firmly to see her victory in the election.

Flipping the coin, Shama Obayed Islam is stepping door to door to grip votes for sheaf of paddy.

Shama Obayed claimed police are arresting her supporters, creating panic among BNP men. BNP supporters are passing their days out of home fearing sporadic arrest.
There are 2,86,993 enlisted voters in the constituency while 123 polling stations. unb


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