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Singra’s Rubel announces withdrawal from upazila polls

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 15:47, 21 April 2024   Update: 16:20, 21 April 2024

Lutful Habib Rubel, brother-in-law of State Minister for Posts, Telecommunications, and Information Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak, has announced his withdrawal from the upcoming Singra upazila parishad election in Natore.

He made the announcement in a video message sent to journalists on Sunday (April 21) morning.

Claiming himself as the victim of a conspiracy, Lutful Habib Rubel said, “I have been involved in the politics of Bangladesh Chhatra League since 2002. I was a former president of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s local college unit. Currently, I am performing my duty as the joint general secretary of the upazila Awami League. I was also elected thrice in union parishad.”

“I’m not involved in the incident. It was a conspiracy against me. Different groups are working to keep me away from the election,” he said.

Rubel said he would complete the formalities of nomination withdrawal as soon as possible on orders from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to bar families of MPs and ministers from contesting the Upazila polls. He said Palak also instructed him to withdraw.

Md Jannatul Ferdous, president of Singra Upazila Awami League and mayor of Singra Municipality, said he received the video message and was informed about the withdrawal of Rubel’s nomination.