Last time election polarization in Barishal
JaPa candidate for Barishal-5 constituency declared support for AL candidate and independent candidate of Barishal-6 constituency gave support to JaPa candidate in Barishal-6 constituency just ahead of the 11th parliamentary election.
Japa candidate for Barishal-2 constituency (Banaripara-Wazirpur) film director and actor Shohel Rana also extended his support to AL candidate Shah Alam on Thursday.
Advocate Murtaza Abedin, JaPa candidate for Barishal-5 (Barishal city and Sadar upazila), on Thursday evening holding a press conference at AL election office in Kalibari Road area of the city, declared that he is extending his support to Mohajote nominated AL candidate Col. (rtd.) Zahid Faruk Shamim and he will abstain from electioneering for the sake of alliance.
Issuing press statement and talking with journalists Muhammad Ali Talukdar Faruk, independent candidate for Barishal-6 (Bakerganj upazila), also announced that he is extending his support to Mohajote nominated JaPa candidate Ratna Amin, and he stopped electioneering.
However, other candidates of different parties and alliances like BNP of Jatiya Oikya Front (JOF) and AL, Workers Party (WP), Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) of Mohajote, Islami Andolon and NPP were still active at last moment electioneering on Thursday.
Aziar Rahman, returning officer and deputy commissioner of Barishal, said after expiring withdrawal date and distribution of election symbols, there was no legal significance of declaring withdrawal.