Mashrafe shines in politics
Published : Sunday, 30 December, 2018 at 6:55 PM Count : 1079
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the Bangladesh National Cricket Team captain and Awami League candidate of Narail- 2 constituency, is the only current national cricketers to try his hand politics. The right-arm pacer is expected to lead the Tigers in the upcoming World Cup in England.
Mashrafe can be said to have handled things pretty coolly cast his vote in ongoing 11th Parliamentary Election on Narail Technical School and College center along with his wife Sumona Haque Sumi, UNB reports.
After casting the vote, Mashrafe said the voting atmosphere in Narail is peaceful.
"I have visited almost 30 centers in my constituency and I found the atmosphere peaceful. There is no sign of violence in the area," Mashrafe said in a reaction after casting the vote.
There are two constituencies in Narail and it would seem both avoided any scale of violence worth reporting. On the day of the election though, Zahangir Alam, the BNP-nominated candidate in Narail-1, complained that his agents were beaten and forced to leave the polling centers.
"BNP agents were beaten and forced to leave the polling centers. We don't have any agents in the centers," Zahangir said.
There are 238,174 voters in Narail-1 constituency while Narail-2 has 317, 844 voters.
Jasim Uddin, police super of Narail told UNB: "We are trying to ensure a fearless atmosphere for election. Along with police, more than five hundred military men, four platoons of BGB, and 878 members of RAB are working here."