Lakshmipur-4: Independent candidate Abdullah Al Mamun in discussion more than AL candidate

Staff Reporter

As the national elections on January 7 approach, Lakshmipur-4 constituency (Ramgati and Kamal Nagar) is witnessing a dynamic political landscape. While the ruling Awami League (AL) has officially endorsed Jasad leader Mosharraf Hossain, the emergence of independent candidate and former AL MP from the constituency Abdullah Al Mamun has added an unexpected twist to the electoral narrative. Abdullah Al Mamun has a strong network with local AL leaders and activists so he is in discussion more than AL candidate Mosharraf Hossain.

The people of Ramgoti and Kamalnagar upazilas of Lakshmipur 4 constituency, near the banks of the Meghna River, have been struggling through natural disasters like flood and land erosion for the last few years.

Thousands from this region batle with nature for their daily livelihoods. With the election ahead, to gain the support of the voters, candidates have focused their electoral campaigns on development work that will reduce the suffering of those affected by land erosion. 

Abdullah Al Mamun, a seasoned former MP, has cultivated a robust network during his previous term, especially within the youth wing. Abdullah Al Mamun worked towards the development of Ramgoti and Kamalnagar upazilas. The first phase of a 5.5km embankment project – approved by Ecnec and worth Tk1,349 crore – was eventually completed during his tenure.

While this year’s elections seemingly guarantee AL’s victory, independent candidates, unburdened by party constraints, are emerging as the principal challengers. Their decision to run independently underscores a determination to prove their popularity at the local level.

Addressing the allowance for AL leaders to run independently, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader emphasized the party’s non-interference, stating, “The prime minister has permitted those desiring to contest independently. Our party maintains a consistent stance on this matter.”

As Lakshmipur-4 gears up for a compelling electoral showdown, the dynamics of independent candidates alongside the AL nominee promise a noteworthy spectacle on January 7.