Daylong hartal called in Tangail for Wednesday
13 October 2015, Nirapad News: Krishak Sramik Janata League has called a daylong hartal in the district for Wednesday to protest the cancellation of party president Quader Siddiqui’s nomination for Tangail-4 (Kalihati) by-election.
Returning Officer Alimuzzaman on Tuesday noon cancelled the nomination papers of Siddiqui and his wife Begum Nasrin Siddiqui on the grounds of ‘loan default’.
As the news spread, party leaders and workers gathered at Elenga and blockade the Dhaka-Tangail highway burning tyres, disrupting traffic for half-an-hour.
Later, police teams from Kalihati and Sadar rused to the scene and brought the situation under control, said Elenga highway police outpost in- charge SI Kamruzzaman RaJ.
The constituency of Tangail-4 fell vacant after Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury accepted the resignation of MP and former minister Abdul Latif Siddique on September 3.