Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Pro-BNP bus owners' office occupied by AL men

Pro-Awami League bus owners' group yesterday forcibly captured the office of district bus minibus owners' association in Natore (NBMOA), dominated by pro-BNP bus owners' group.

Witnesses said some 50 people of pro-AL bus owners' group and another 100 party cadres barged into the office of the association in Kanaikhali area at about noon and asked NBMOA leaders to go out of the office.

The NBMOA leaders, including convenor Zamilur Rahman Kabir, left the office immediately.

Manjur Alam Hasu, former NBMOA president and a leader of pro-AL bus owners' group, told newsmen that the BNP men had captured the office illegally and they (pro-AL) want to bring order in the association through holding an election.

He also informed that a negotiation is going on to form a committee comprising the representatives of both AL and BNP.

There are allegations that the CBA election of Natore Sugar Mills was rigged to ensure victory of pro-AL panel.

Pro-BNP panel president candidate Feroz Ali showed a document that he bagged 569 votes while his rival pro-AL candidate Ataur Rahman got 512 votes.

He alleged that Ataur was declared winner despite the result.

Addressing separate public meetings in Sadar Upazila of Natore, State Minister for Youth and Sports Ahad Ali Sarker yesterday warned that any type of terrorism and oppression would not be tolerated.


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