Barguna district unit of Awami League (AL) has temporarily expelled six of its Taltali upazila unit leaders, including the party’s dissident candidate in June 18 upazila parishad election, for campaigning against AL candidate.
The decision came from an emergency meeting held on June 13 night, said Golam Sarwar Tulu, senior organising secretary of the district unit.
The district unit will also pursue permanent expulsion of the six Taltali leaders at the central committee of AL, he added.
The expelled Taltali AL leaders are Moniruzzaman Mintu -- a candidate in the June 18 election and vice-president of the upazila unit and president of Jubo League’s upazila unit; Sultan Farazee, forests and environmental affairs secretary of the same unit; and Dulal Farazee, Alamgir Mia alias Alamgir Munshi, Nazir Hossain alias Kalu Patwary and Abul Kalam Sikder -- all members of the unit.
The dissident candidate, Moniruzzaman, said he did not receive any paper with regards to the expulsion order. “If they have taken such a decision, it would be wrongful and against the constitution [of the party].”
Meanwhile, the AL-nominated candidate Rejbi-Ul-Kabir Jomaddar at a press conference on Friday claimed that Moniruzzaman and his men attacked his supporters inside the party office in the upazila.