A defeated mayoral candidate for Munshiganj pourashava on Wednesday at a press conference held at Munshiganj Press Club blamed the AL rebel candidate for his debacle in the municipal poll held on Monday. The defeated candidate Advocate Mujibur Rahman is also the sitting mayor of Munshiganj municipality. He was nominated by the grand-alliance led by Awami League. His symbol in the poll was pineapple and stood third in the vote race.
The defeated candidate bagged 6,198 votes while the rebel candidate Faisal Ahmad Biplab bagged 10,844 votes and the winner candidate AKM Iradat Hossain Manu (BNP) bagged 12,209 votes.
The defeated mayor blamed that the rebel candidate could not come out successful. On the other hand, he barred his success. ‘Every attempt was done to refrain the rebel candidate from the election race but he paid little heed to us and caused the failure of both me and himself”. The journalists of Munshiganj based print and electronic media attended the conference.