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Japa worried about 16 out of 26 constituencies

Mahfuja Mukul: The Jatiya Party (JAPA), the main opposition party in the parliament, is not relieved after getting 26 seats in an agreement with the Awami League. Because, even though the Awami League left the seat, the party’s independent candidates remained in the polling field.
In at least three seats, Jappa’s rivals are the party’s unnominated leaders. As a result, Japa candidates are going to face tough competition in more than half of the seats.
Japa and local sources say that there is no chance of victory even if there are Japa candidates outside the consensus seats. In 10 of the consensual seats, Japa candidates are slightly favored. The rest have pressure.

Rezaul Islam Bhuiyan, member of Japa presidium, got Brahmanbaria-2 (Sarail-Ashuganj) seat in seat sharing. Even if the Awami League candidate withdraws, Rezaul has no chance to get relief.
Candidates of Japa tough exam
Rezaul Islam Bhuiyan, member of Japa presidium, got Brahmanbaria-2 (Sarail-Ashuganj) seat in seat sharing. Even if the Awami League candidate withdraws, Rezaul has no chance to get relief. There is a strong independent candidate, former joint general secretary of the district Awami League and former vice president of the Central Volunteer LeagueMoin Uddin.
Almost everyone in the local Awami League came down with him. In the 2018 national elections, BNP’s lawyer Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan won this seat by getting about 84 thousand votes. Moin Uddin Seva also got about 76 thousand votes in independent elections. Apart from this, Rezaul Islam’s father-in-law Japa former member of Parliament Ziaul Haque Mridha has also become an independent candidate.
The Dhaka-18 seat fell to the last-minute Japa share and party chairman GM Quader’s wife Sherifa Quader has been the candidate. Awami League’s current member of parliament Habib Hasan has left, but Sherif is not relieved. Dhaka Metropolitan North Awami League Secretary of Industry and Commerce Md. Khosru Chowdhury is an independent candidate. As a result, the big question is how many boat votes will the Sherifa be able to pull with whose plow after voting for the first time.
Political analysts believe that JAPA has some seats to win on its own. Almost all of them belong to Rangpur division. This includes Gaibandha-1 seat of current MP Shamim Haider Patwari. Awami League has no independent candidate here.
GM Quader’s nephew Hossain Maqbul Shahria may face tough competition in Rangpur-1 seat. Because, there is an independent candidate here, the former secretary general of Japa Mosiur Rahman alias Ranga. Another independent candidate in this seat is former General Secretary of GangachharaUpazila Awami League and former Chairman of Upazila Parishad Asaduzzaman.
There are five strong independent candidates against Jatiya Party candidate Rana Mohammad Sohail in Nilphamari-3 seat. All four of them are from Awami League. Apart from this, former Japa MP Kazi Farooq Kader has also become an independent candidate.
Ahsan Adelur Rahman, the current Member of Parliament of Japa in Nilphamari-4 Constituency, has to face almost similar obstacles. Mokhchedul Momin, president of SyedpurUpazila Awami League, is an independent candidate here. He left the post of Chairman of SyedpurUpazila Parishad and became a candidate.
Jatiya Party’s candidate for Gaibandha-2 constituency. Awami League’s independent candidate Shah Sarwar Kabir, who resigned from the post of upazila chairman, is standing as a strong opponent of the Abdur Rashid government. Many people think that Jatiya Party will not get concession easily.
Jatiya Party candidate for Satkhira-2 seat. Two independent candidates of Awami League have made the fight for Ashrafuzzaman difficult. They are Awami League’s current parliament member Mir Mostak Ahmed and upazila Awami League’s joint general secretary Enchan Bahar Bulbul.
Competition will be fierce
Jatiya Party candidate for Pirojpur-3 constituency. Mashrekul Azam will face Jatiya Party’s current member of parliament as an independent candidate Rustam Ali Farazi. Apart from this, the candidate of Awami League, who has withdrawn his nomination, is being discussed in this seat. Ashrafur Rahman’s elder brother businessman Shamim Shahnewaz.
Jatiya Party candidate Fakhrul Imam has to fight in Mymensingh-8 seat against Mahmud Hasan, who resigned from the post of Chairman of IshwarganjUpazila Parishad and became an independent candidate. Mahmud is also the joint general secretary of Upazila Awami League.
Jatiya Party candidate Zahirul Alam from Manikganj-1 constituency is the district Awami League member and former Jubo League organizing secretary independent candidate Salauddin Mahmud.
Jatiya Party’s candidate Mohammad Abdul Munim Chowdhury will have to fight with reserved member of parliament Amatul Kibria Kaya Chowdhury in Habiganj-1 constituency. Former Member of Parliament Rahim Ullah will compete against Jatiya Party candidate Masud Uddin Chowdhury in Feni-3 seat.
Chittagong Metropolitan Awami League treasurer and independent candidate AbdusSalam is contesting with Japa co-chairman Anisul Islam Mahmud in Chittagong-5 seat. There is also former leader of Chhatra League independent candidate Muhammad Shahjahan Chowdhury.
Jatiya Party candidate and current Member of Parliament Golam Kibria in Barisal-3 seat. Babuganjupazila member of Awami League Atiqur Rahmanhas become his rival.
Shariful Islam Jinnah, Jatiya Party’s candidate for Bogra-2 constituency, is the current Member of Parliament. This time former BNP leader Beauty Begum is voting independently against him.
10 candidates have no strong rivals
Political analysts believe that JAPA has some seats to win on its own. Almost all of them belong to Rangpur division. This includes Gaibandha-1 seat of current MP Shamim Haider Patwari. Awami League has no independent candidate here.
In other constituencies which are known as Jatiya Party, Thakurgaon-3 (Hafiz Uddin Ahmed), Rangpur-3 (GM Quader), Kurigram-1 (AKM Mostafizur Rahman), Kurigram-2 (Panir Uddin Ahmed) have been nominated through compromise, Patuakhali-1 (ABM Ruhul Amin Howladar), Bogra-3 (Nurul Islam Talukdar), Mymensingh-5 (Salah Uddin Ahmed), Kishoreganj-3 (Mujibul Haque Chunnu) and Narayanganj-5 (AKM Salim Osman).

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