'I'll speak against vote rigging': Quader Mirza
"I reiterate that I will protest against injustice, and speak against vote rigging," said Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader's younger brother Abdul Quader Mirza.
Quader Mirza, who is also a Awami League nominated candidate in Basurhat Municipal election, said many people are making remarks about the January 16 election at home and abroad. It has also created a lot of controversies.
"Some people have resorted to playing games over the election. Ekramul Huq Chowdhury has sent Tk 1 crore to 'Sheaf of Paddy' candidate Kamal Uddin Chowdhury to defeat me in the election. If they give you money, you take it, but cast your ballots on January 16 properly," he said.
He also called upon the voters to remain prepared with bamboo-made sticks if there is any kind of irregularity on the election day. "You catch the vote thieves, but don't kill them," he said.
"Break their legs beating below their knees. We will catch them and put them hanging at Rupali Chattar. Ekram has sent arms to our area through a former upazila chairman. I told the administration that I wanted to prove what is democracy through a free, fair and impartial election," he said.