Tareq Rahman Tangail: Presidium member Alhaj Abul Kashem, former MP of Tangail-5 (Sadar) constituency and convener of the district, was assaulted and sharpened at the extended meeting of Jatiya Party. The incident took place at noon on Wednesday (June 8) at the entrance to the extended meeting place of the District Jatiya Party held at Tangail Press Club. Allegations of the attack have been leveled against supporters of district Jatiya Party joint convener Mozammel Haque. He was later rescued and admitted to Dhaka Clinic in Tangail. Eyewitness leaders and activists allege that Alhaj Abul Kashem, one of the presidium members of the party and former Member of Parliament for Tangail-5 (Sadar) constituency and convener of the district, was attacked out of complete political revenge. Jatiya Party joint convener Mozammel Hoque’s position in front of the central leaders and the leaders and activists supporting the show of muscular strength caused the incident in a planned manner. They strongly condemned the attack and demanded exemplary punishment for those involved. District Jatiya Party joint convener Mozammel Haque said, “I was also injured in this incident.” Those who caused the incident are not my supporters or party leaders, it may be an outsider. My supporters had a vest with my name and picture on it. He said that the matter became clear after seeing the footage. Khandaker Nazim Uddin, senior joint convener of the district Jatiya Party, said the attack was motivated by purely political ambition. The attackers were wearing vests with pictures. They are not leaders and activists of our party. They pushed me as I entered the meeting place. Alhaj Abul Kashem, one of the presidium members of the treating party and former Member of Parliament for Tangail-5 (Sadar) constituency and convener of the district, said the incident was caused by Mozammel Haque, joint convener of the district Jatiya Party to be a candidate for this parliamentary seat. The attack was motivated by pure motives and was intended to promote power. In this regard, Jatiya Party Secretary General Mujibul Haque Chunnu said, this incident of attack happened in front of me. The incident has been very bad. Organizational measures will be taken in this regard including formation of investigation committee. He further said that there is no place in the team for those who will do all these bullying. There was nothing that I did to cause it. The future of those who caused the incident will not be good. Because Jatiya Party never compromises with injustice. Jatiya Party General Secretary Mujibul Haque Chunnu was the chief guest in the extended meeting. Special guests were Presidium Member and Additional Secretary General (Dhaka Division) Liaquat Hossain Khoka, Presidium Member Md. Zahirul Islam Zahir, Advisor to the Chairman and Senior Joint Convener of Tangail District Jatiya Party Khandaker Nazim Uddin. The extended meeting was presided over by Alhaj Abul Kashem, one of the presidium members of the party and former Member of Parliament for Tangail-5 (Sadar) constituency and convener of the district.
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