Dhaka city polls: BNP candidate Ishraque attacked
Bangladesh Nationalist Party nominated Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayoral candidate Ishraque Hossain came under attack during campaigning in the city’s Gopibagh area on Sunday morning, reports UNB.
Ishraque, a number of his supporters and journalists were injured in the attack.
Witnesses said miscreants pounced on the campaign from both sides of the road in front of the Central Women’s College around 11:30am.
The clash between the two sides last for about 30 minutes until the police intervened.
Ishraque took shelter at his Gopibagh’s residence.
Ishraque, in an instant reaction told the media that the ruling Awami League men 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. The BNP activists accused ruling Awami League-backed councilor candidate for the incident.