Chittagong-14 Chandanaish and Satkania (partial) seats were elected Awami League MP three decades later. Some of the Awami League’s visible development will play a role in pulling the general voters out of this fort as the Ally Fort. But if the divided Awami League is divided in two parts, it will be difficult to cross the electoral past. There are five nominees, including Awami League’s current MP, in this constituency. Besides, Jasad is acting president of Chittagong Metropolitan City, hoping to nominate boat symbol from the Grand Alliance.
In this constituency on January 5, 2014, the current parliament member Nazrul Islam Chowdhury was elected unopposed in the January 5 election. Earlier, Awami League candidate was never elected in this constituency. But in the field to challenge him, General Secretary Mofijur Rahman, President of Awami League Jahidul Islam Jahangir, young Awami League leader Rehab Chittagong President Abdul Kaiyum Chowdhury. Besides, the party’s decision could come in the election due to former parliament member, BGC Trust’s founder chairman Engineer Afsar Uddin Ahmed or his son Barrister Asif Ahmed.
Talking to local Awami League leaders and workers, it is learned that holding the seat in the next election is a big challenge for the Awami League. Because there will be an opponent five times, and once elected from the LDP (Liberal Democratic Party) Colonel (Retd) Oli Ahmad Bir Bikram. Upazila Awami League president and general secretary were involved in the grouping and fights. After the initiative of the leaders, the unity between the president and general secretary was developed. But the conflict between the union and the ward remains a lot. Presently Awami League has a large part under the leadership of the President and General Secretary of the Upazila Awami League. On the other hand, there is another section under the leadership of the local MP.
However, Awami League general secretary Abu Ahmed Junu said, since the Awami League is a large political party, there will be small misunderstandings here. But when the election comes, when the boat symbol comes in question, everyone forgets all the differences and works unitedly for the boat. This will not happen anymore.
Present MP Nazrul Islam Chowdhury said, in the past five years, the development of the constituency has been much more developed than the Colonel Oli while in power. He said that all preparations for the election are his, and since the Awami League is a big party, there will be more potential candidates, it is normal. But to the end who will be nominated for boat symbol, forget all the differences and everyone will work together for him. He hoped that people would vote in the boat, satisfied with the development and said that he did not raise any shelter, terrorist or any guardian. As a member of the Parliament, he has done the duty of faith. The MP also demanded that he does not do corruption.
South District Awami League general secretary Mofizur Rahman has been working for grassroots leaders and workers in the field for a long time. He said, “Bangabandhu daughter, Awami League president’s decision is the final decision.” He said about the next election, if the party nominates him, he will take the election of all leaders and workers. If he is elected, he will work for establishing verbal and social rights as well as development of the area.
Upazila Awami League President and South District Awami League member Zahidul Islam Jahangir said that since he was elected Awami League President, he has been working with the Trinamool leaders for the party with the developmental activities of the government. Chandanaish Awami League and organizational leaders are united under his leadership. He said last time the head of the party told him that he will work with the nominees and the party nominated.
President of Rehab Chittagong and Vice Chairman of the Central Committee, Abdul Kaiyum Chowdhury, said that the aim of the Digital Bangladesh is to give priority to young leadership for the implementation of the vision of Sheikh Hasina. He said he was expecting the nomination to take forward the vision of the leader, he said that he had a role to resolve the dispute of Upazila Awami League. Upazila Awami League is with him. ‘Even though he is young, he has the power and support to fight with Col. Oli Ahmad. He said, ‘If the party gives the nomination’ then it will be possible to maintain this seat after 30 years of long time, with the support of everyone.
Barrister Asif Ahmad said the central leaders of Dhaka are saying about his father, engineer Afsar Uddin as a strong candidate to face the colonel. The party can choose his father if he wants.
Besides, the party’s main alliance partner of Awami League, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Jasd-Inu), acting president of Chittagong Metropolitan unit Mohammad Osman Gani Chowdhury (Awami Osman), is hoping to nominate. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce, Founding Principal of Barma College, Founder of the Genetics Theater, and Professor, Poet and Playwright, Guest of Chittagong University Drama Department. Ashik Osman said that as a candidate for the grand alliance, he too hopes for a nomination. If the nomination gets from the Grand Alliance, then he will choose. Regarding preparations for the election, she said, the person who will nominate the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with the symbol of the boat, all the leaders and activists of Awami League will work for her.
In this seat, Bangladesh is looking forward to the nomination from the Islamic Front, the Islamic Front