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Exclusive Published At: 28 Dec 2023, 22:19 p.m.

"I am Sheikh Hasina's candidate, I am India's candidate"

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The front page news of Daily Desh Rupantor newspaper is 'I am Sheikh Hasina's candidate, I am India's candidate'. The news was based on a leaked mobile conversation between an independent candidate and a government official with a former MP.


Meherpur-1 Constituency independent candidate (truck symbol) and former Member of Parliament Professor Abdul Mannan can be heard saying that. According to the news, he threatened a government official and said, 'You have to remember that I am the candidate of Sheikh Hasina, I am the candidate of India.'

Abdul Mannan Meherpur Sadar Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr. Alok Kumar said these things during a mobile phone conversation with Das.

The call record of their one-minute-five-second conversation has gone viral on Facebook.

Daily Samakal newspaper published a news titled 'Clothes exports reduced in all conventional markets'. It said that exports to all major markets of ready-made garments have declined.


Citing the latest statistics, the report said that exports of the main commodity to the single country, the major market United States and the major alliance market European Union (EU) were lower than the same period of the previous year.

Another market, Canada, has a similar picture. About 85 percent of the total export earnings of ready-made garments come from these conventional markets.

The news also said that the decrease in exports in conventional markets has made the entrepreneurs worried. If such situation continues, it may cause danger for the export sector.

Exporters are worried about whether strained relations with the US and fears of sanctions over labor rights issues will affect exports in the coming days.

Daily Jugantor's main headline is 'Money flow low in market'. According to the news, in other times the flow of money in the market would have increased ahead of the elections. This time it is increasing at a very limited rate.

In the past, before elections, more cash came out of banks and went into people's hands. But this time it is not happening. On the contrary, the money in the hands of the people is going to the bank. However, the central bank is now pursuing a contractionary monetary policy to prevent the rise of high inflation.

Because of this, the flow of money is decreasing. However, even during the election of 2008, despite the contractionary monetary policy to control the inflation rate and the economic crisis, the flow of money did not decrease. Rather increased.

By analyzing the data from various reports of Bangladesh Bank, such a picture of the economy has been found.

"Parliament election: three shot dead, violence on the rise" - Daily Kalerkantho published the news. According to the news, violence is increasing around the campaigning for the 12th National Assembly elections. 27 people were injured in separate violence last Sunday night and yesterday Monday in 11 places of the country.

Apart from this, election offices of candidates were vandalized and set on fire in several other places of the country. Hero Alam's election campaign has been stopped.

Meanwhile, Sheikh Farid Bhuiyan Masum, general secretary of Rupganj Upazila Chhatra League of Narayanganj, who threatened to cut off water and electricity if the boat is not voted, has been ordered to be arrested.


Daily Prothom Alo made headlines on the same issue. In the news titled 'Threats are not stopping in the election field', it has been said that the opposition workers-supporters have been threatened with breaking their arms and legs, stopping various allowances under social security if they do not vote for certain symbols, and not allowing them to stay in the area if they do not work for the party. not stopping

A leader of the ruling Awami League in Panchagarh asked the opponents of the boat to be identified last Sunday night.

At least 15 such incidents have come to the media in the last one week since the election campaign began. In most of the cases the concerned Election Inquiry Committee is investigating these allegations. Although so far no major action has been taken against those who have spoken threateningly.

The news also said that around 800 executive magistrates are working in the polling stations to see if the code of conduct is being followed.


The Daily Star's front page headline is 'HELP ENSURE PRESENCE OF VOTERS ON JAN 7' ie help ensure the presence of voters in the January 7 election.

According to the news, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police has sought the help of the councilors of Dhaka North and South City Corporation to ensure the presence of voters at the polling stations on the next election day.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Habibur Rahman asked for this cooperation in a law and order meeting with Dhaka councilors on Monday. He also asked to inform the police immediately if there is any kind of obstruction during the voting.

A news item on the front page of a Daily newspaper headlined 'CEC to present election situation to diplomats'. The news says that the Election Commission (EC) will present the latest situation of the twelfth parliamentary elections to foreigners.

For this purpose, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal will give a briefing on January 4. Other Election Commissioners will also be present. The venue is Padma Hall Room of Sonargaon Hotel in the capital.

Initiatives have been taken to invite ambassadors and high commissioners of various countries posted in Bangladesh. Resident representative of UNDP will also be invited. The 12th parliamentary elections will be held on January 7. Two days before this, the Awal Commission took the initiative to present the general situation of the election to the diplomats.


Daily Naya Digant published the news under the headline 'Ballot papers have gone to 13 districts in the first phase'. It said that the ballot papers were sent to 13 districts in the first phase from Tejgaon Government Printing House (BG Press) in the capital under tight security on Monday.

Ballot papers have been sent from government printing houses to Panchagarh, Gaibandha, Meherpur, Kushtia, Magura and Rangamati. Ballot papers were sent from BG Press to Joypurhat, Chapainawabganj, Jhalkathi and Bhola and from Security Printing Press to Barguna, Patuakhali and Netrakona districts.

Forms and stamp pads related to ballot papers and postal ballot papers are also being sent.

The news also said that the ballot paper will be sent to other districts in a phased manner.


Daily Ittefaq published the news under the headline 'Prime Minister going to Rangpur today'. It has been said that Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is going to visit Pirganj in Rangpur on Tuesday on an election tour.

He will address the election public meeting at Pirganj Government High School ground at 3 pm.

Besides, Sheikh Hasina will meet her family members at her residence Laldighi Fatehpur and exchange kushal with her close relatives including visiting her husband's grave.

It is also said in the news that Sheikh Hasina's public meeting, along with Awami League nominated candidate Speaker Dr. To win Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, the leaders of the district Awami League held an extended meeting under the leadership of Sujit Roy Nandi, the organizing secretary of the central committee of the Awami League and the responsible leader of Rangpur.

Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held a public meeting at the same ground in Pirganj on December 22, 2018.