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18 December, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Latif Siddique announces fast unto death

Our Correspondent, Tangail
Latif Siddique announces fast unto death

Ex-minister and high-profile expelled AL leader Abdul Latif Siddique, standing as an Independent candidate from Tangail-4 (Kalihati), continued his sit-in demonstration in front of the office of the Returning Officer, Tangail, and DC Shahidul Islam for the second day, braving cold and rain.

 He also passed the night in a tent at the place in protest against damage caused to his car and injuries to his workers on December 16. He started his fast unto death on Monday.

 Latif Siddique alleged that AL leaders, led by chairman Hazrat Ali, attacked his election campaigning at Soratoil on Sunday at 12 am. Four cars were damaged and 15 workers were injured.

Latif Siddique began a sit-n in protest and announced his fast unto death on Monday.

 In a letter to the Returning Officer he said that chose this option after getting no justice. If anything happened, the RO would be responsible, he said.

 Siddique also alleged that supporters of AL candidate SohelHazari MP damaged his election camps and beat his workers last night. But the administration took no step. He vowed to continue his protest on street till his demand was met.

AL workers, on the other hand, gathered at Elenga and burnt an effigy of Abdul Latif Siddique. They declared Siddique persona non-granta in Kalihati and threatened to resist him. Supporters of Siddique tried to gather in Elenga bus station. Tension mounted on the issue. Police dispersed the workers of AL and Siddique.

 Latif Siddique was an organizer of the Liberation War and elder brother of Abdul Kader Siddique BU. His wife Laila Siddika was elected MP in 1986 when Latif Siddique was in jail. Abdul Latif Siddique was elected MP from Tangail-4 (Kalihati) in 1973, 1996, 2008, 2014. He was minister for textile and jute, and post and telecommunication.

 He was expelled from the post of minister and AL for his derogatory remarks on hajj and Tablig. He was also a powerful member of presidium of AL. Sitting MP Hasan Imam Khan SohelHazari got AL nomination.

 

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