On Thursday, thousands of people led by local Awami League leader Deb Dulal Basu, participated in a big showdown in Kotalipara town in favour of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Awami League leaders and activists of Kotalipara unit, a part of Gopalganj 3 constituency, have turned Durga puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindus, into a national poll campaign opportunity.
According to local sources, ruling party leaders and aspirants were seen putting up posters and banners of Puja greetings in the past few days to woo voters.
They also visited various temples and exchanged greetings.
They apparently chose the puja festival to win the hearts of the Hindu community.
On Thursday, thousands of people led by local Awami League leader Deb Dulal Basu, participated in a big showdown in Kotalipara town in favour of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
According to Hindu devotees, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will remain almost unchallenged from her own party and by the opposition in her home constituency of Gopalganj 3 at the upcoming parliamentary election, as she bids for a fourth term in office.
Gopalganj 3 constituency is comprised of the upazilas of Kotalipara upazila and Tungipara, the birthplace of PM Hasina’s father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Hasina has converted the backward region of Tungipara into a modern town. Till now, she has done various development works to change the socio-economic scenario of Tungipara and Kotalipara and give them a more developed look.
For all these reasons, the people of the two upazilas have been voting for Hasina ever since she stood from Gopalganj-3 in the national election in 1986.