Monday, December 8, 2008

5 RU teachers, 2 RMCH docs back Jamaat candidate

Five Rajshahi University (RU) teachers and two Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) physicians are voluntarily bearing election expenditure of Jamaat-e-Islami candidate Ataur Rahman who is contesting in Rajshahi-2 and 3 constituencies.In his affidavit, Rajshahi city Jamaat Amir Ataur Rahman, also assistant headmaster of Rajshahi Lokhnath High School, stated that his election expenditure is Tk 8.95 lakh.Of the amount, Rahman will spend Tk 25,000 from his own income as teacher and agriculturist.RU Science Faculty dean Dr Abul Hashem and Prof M Nazrul Islam will donate him Tk 1.50 lakh each, he said.RU Commerce Faculty dean Dr M Umar Ali of Binodhpur Bazar will donate him Tk 1 lakh while RU teachers -- Dr Nazrul Islam and M Nurul Islam will donate Tk 50,000 each, he said.RMCH physicians Dr Fatema Siddika of Gynecology Department and Dr M Zahangir of Pharmacology Department will donate Tk 70,000 and Tk 50,000 respectively,the Jamaat leader said.Besides his employment at RMCH, Dr M Zahangir also serves as superintendent of Islami Bank Medical College and Hospital (IBMCH) which is the source of income of many Jamaat donors. Dr M Umar Ali and Nazrul Islam are also holding honorary posts at the private hospital.Ataur's son-in-law Emaj Uddin Mondol, also city Jamaat publicity secretary and administrative officer of IBMCH will provide him Tk 30,000, according to the affidavit. The Jamaat leader further said his brother Aminul Islam will give him Tk 70,000 and he will get Tk 1.50 lakh from his party.

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