At least 30 people injured in a clash between rulling Awami League and BNP supporters on Tuesday at Kabirhat in Noakhali, where Obaidul Quader and Moudud Ahmed vying for parliamentary polls under symbol ‘Boat’ and ‘Sheaf of paddy’ accordingly.
Moudud Ahmed, BNP candidate for Noakhali-5 seat, alleged that ruling party activists attacked his party leaders and activists at Kabirhat this morning over holding a rally that left 30 people injured.
Meanwhile, trashing Moudud’s allegation, Kabirhat Upazila unit Awami League president Nurul Amin said BNP supporters attacked a business institution of local Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain and manhandled him.
As local Awami League leaders and activists came forward to rescue him, the unruly BNP supporters also attacked them, leaving their 10 leaders and workers injured.
Witness said a group of Awami League activists swooped on BNP workers while they were preparing for holding a rally there around 11am. Moudud was scheduled to address the rally.
Moudud said they took permission from the local administration to hold a rally at Kabirhat Zero Point, but the ruling party men attacked his supporters without any provocation and foiled the rally.
He further said the activists of his opponent and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader also attacked his supporters at different places on their way to attend the rally.
The BNP leader claimed that at least his 50 supporters were injured in the attacks.