The Financial Express

Dhaka City Polls: BNP candidate Ishraque's rally comes under attacked

Published: January 26, 2020 14:44:47 | Updated: January 26, 2020 19:35:30

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BNP’s Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayoral candidate Ishraque Hossain's rally came under attack during campaigning in the city’s Gopibagh area on Sunday morning.

Ishraque, a number of his supporters, and journalists were injured in the incident, reports UNB.

Witnesses said miscreants pounced on the campaign from both sides of the road in front of the Central Women’s College at around 11:30am.

The two sides fought pitched battle lasting for about 30 minutes until police intervened.

Ishraque then took shelter at his Gopibagh’s residence.

In an instant reaction, Ishraque said miscreants attacked their peaceful electioneering.

“We’ll later hold a press briefing in this regard,” he added.

Last week, BNP’s mayoral candidate of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Tabith Awal was also attacked during electioneering at Gabtoli. BNP activists accused ruling Awami League-backed councilor candidate for the incident.


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