Prof Golam Mostafa, a member of parliament from Nilphamari-3 constituency, has staged a sit-in in Nilphamari demanding a Jubo League leader’s arrest over clashes in a programme organised by the Awami League on National Mourning Day, Agencies report.
The ruling party MP has accused Wahed Bahadur, former president of the Jaldhaka Upazila wing of Jubo League, of verbal abuse and physical attacks on himMostafa and his supporters took to the streets at Upazila’s Zero Point around 9pm on Wednesday and blocked several roads connecting Jaldhaka to Rangpur, Nilphamari, Domar, Dimla and Panchagarh as of 12:30 am on Thursday.
Later Awami League Joint General Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak went to the scene and persuaded them to leave the street, said Ruhul Amin, additional superintendent of the district police.
A committee of Sammilita Sangskritik Jote had organised the discussion programme at Bangabandhu Chattar in Jaldhaka to mark National Mourning Day when a clash took place during an open session with MP Golam Mostafa.
Bahadur came to the programme with his aides and began to abuse Mostafa verbally. The situation turned intense when the supporters of MP moved forward. Later police rushed to the scene and stopped the programme and police and RAB team were deployed in the neighbourhood.
Mostafa and his supporters took to the streets as soon as the programme was stopped.
“Wahed attacked me just the way MP Liton was attacked in Sundarganj. He is trying to tarnish my image. I have reported against him several times,” said Mostafa.