A local Awami League leader has warned the receivers of the government allowances saying their allowance card will be dropped if they don’t join the rallies of Awami League nominated candidate Abul Kalam Azad in the Jamalpur-5 constituency. Lakshmirchar union Awami League president Hatem Ali said this while speaking to the voters following a rally brought out as part of his election campaign.
Hatem Ali’s speech video went viral on Facebook on Wednesday bringing criticism from various places. However, Hatem Ali claimed he said that mistakenly. Hatem Ali was seen saying in the video that, “We don’t have any problem if you want to take part in the votes peacefully. If you want to cause issues, then you will have consequences like the BNP leaders. I want to speak to those who are enjoying the government allowances through the UP chairman and members. The chairman is going to call you at the primary school ground very soon. You all will have to arrive. And if you don’t turn up, you will be identified with the help of footage and your allowance cards will be cancelled after the vote. I am saying this in the presence of the chairman himself.”