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Awami League-backed mayoral candidate to Chittagong City Corporation AJM Nasiruddin treats former Chittagong mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhry with sweets at the latter's residence in the city.

Anger and fury over CCC nomination

Mohiuddin followers protest central decision, Nasir seeks his blessings

WT24 Desk
The division in Chittagong city chapter of ruling Awami League has sharpened  over the mayoral nomination of the Chittagong City Corporation (CCC).
The division resurfaced following hundreds of loyalists of former mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury holding a  demonstration in front of his residence Saturday night  asking him to seek re-election as the mayor of Chittagong one again as the nominee of ‘Nagorik Committee’.
Hundreds of angry Chhatra League, Jubo League and AL men gathered around Mohiuddin’s residence shouting slogans in favour of their leader Mohiuddin.
They demanded that Mohiuddin must seek re-election as Mayor under the banner of  ‘Nagorik Committee’ which got him elected thrice earlier.
Mohiuddin Chowdhury, now president of Chittagong city unit of AL, was forced to stay out of the race on health ground by the AL high command, said his angry supporters.
Mohiuddin Chowdury, when contacted,  said that he accepted the  decision from the party high command and stepped aside.  He said that he agreed to work for the party’s new nominee. He also said that he was not given nomination on health ground.
The AL high command’s decision disappointed and angered his supporters that’s why they held the demonstrations in front of his residence asking him to contest the mayoral poll under the banner of ‘Nagorik Committee’ he observed adding he saw it as an outburst of  their resentment against the injustice done to him.  ‘We feel totally disappointed over the party nominating another person and that’s why we held the protest demonstrations.’City unit BCL general secretary Nurul Azam Rony said,
Nasir, however, told reporters that he would work with all the party leaders in the port city including Mohiuddin Chhowdhury to win the mayoral poll, has had high regards for Mohiuddin Chowdhury’s experience and needs his blessings.

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