HABIGANJ: Dr. Reza Kibria, son of former finance minister of ruling Awami League government Shah AMS Kibria, will contest the upcoming 11th parliamentary elections as a candidate of Jatiya Oikya Front.
Dr Reza Kibria returned home from abroad on Friday afternoon (Nov 17) and announced that he will run from Habiganj-1 constituency as an Oikyfront candidate.
He told Banglanews, "My father (Shah AMS Kibria) had dreamt of contesting polls from Habiganj-1 constituency. I want to fulfill his dream. Besides, I want to contribute to development of this neglected area."
Reza’s father Shah AMS Kibria was an adversary council member of AL and took charge of the Finance Ministry in 1996. Though BNP-Jamaat coalition came to power in 2001, Kibria was elected member of the parliament from Habiganj-3 constituency.
He along with four others was killed and 70 others injured in a grenade attack on a public rally of local Awami League at Baidder Bazar in Sylhet sadar upazila on 27 January 2005.
BDST: 1955 HRS, NOV 17, 2018