The attacks were reported from Chattogram, Tangail, Bagerhat, Narayanganj, Laxmipur, and Narsingdi on Sunday.
However, an Awami League candidate’s campaign office came under attack allegedly by a rebel candidate’s supporters while clashes between a ruling party candidate and that of the BNP were reported in Bhola.
Leaders of the BNP and its Jatiya Oikya Front alliance blamed the ruling party for the attacks two weeks before the polls.
Oikya Front chief Dr Kamal Hossain has doubted that the Dec 30 elections will be free and fair if such incidents continue.
“There is definitely a fear that the polls will not be held free and fair. They (govt) are finding out what the people want. You (reporters) can also find out if you want,” said Dr Kamal.
BNP leaders who frequent the Election Commission with complaints of arrests and attacks have said police are not obeying the commission’s orders.
The party has reiterated its demand for troops deployment immediately for the sake of fair polls.
“We’ve demanded immediate army deployment as police are not listening to the puppet commission,” Selima Rahman, a vice-chairperson of the party, told the media after submitting their complaints at the commission on Sunday.
Noman, a vice-chairman of the party, pointed the finger at his rival candidate with the Awami League’s ‘boat’ symbol Afsarul Amin MP for the alleged attack at Halishahar Naya Bazar bend in the port city.
He also alleged that the attack was an attempt on his life and police did nothing to prevent the attack, but detained five of his supporters later.
Moyeen, a BNP Standing Committee member, blamed the ruling Awami League for the attack, which occurred in the district’s Panchdona Bazar area.
However, local Awami League leaders were not available to respond to the allegations against them but some of the party’s activists were recognised chanting ‘Joy Bangla’ slogans and carrying rods.
Moyeen Khan is running in the Dec 30 election as the paddy-sheaf candidate from the Narsingdi-2 constituency. Anwarul Ashraf Khan is the Awami League candidate for the seat.
Latif Siddique staged a sit-in in front of the returning officer’s office and stayed until late night saying he would not return before the arrest of the attackers.
He also demanded withdrawal of the Kalihati Police Station OC alleging police remained silent during the attack.
He and at least six of his supporters were injured and four cars were vandalised in the attack, Salam said.
Akram, who is running for the Narayanganj-5 seat, said Salim’s supporters took control of the venue and held a meeting after the attack.
The Jatiya Party is contesting in the election under the umbrella of the Awami League-led Grand Alliance.
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-JSD Vice-President Tania Rab said the supporters of Bikalpadhara Bangladesh candidate Abdul Mannan attacked two campaign offices of JSD President ASM Abdur Rab in Laxmipur’s Ramgati.
Bikalpadhara, which leads the Jukto Front coalition, has joined the election under the Grand Alliance.
Rab has received the Jatiya Oikya Front’s ticket to contest with the BNP’s ‘paddy sheaf’ logo for the Laxmipur-4 seat.