City poll campaigns getting momentum

City poll campaigns getting momentum


Electioneering for Dhaka North, Dhaka South and Chittagong city corporation polls are getting momentum as the voting date of April 28 is approaching nearer.

The city roads, lanes and alleys are buzzing with sounds of loudspeakers seeking votes for mayor and councilor candidates.

The mayor and councilor candidates of three city corporations, their family members and their supporters are carrying out election campaigns in different areas of their respective constituencies.

They are going door to door to woo the voters since the early morning.

Ten teams of Sahasra Nagorik Committee started campaigning today in favour of mayoral candidate Anisul Haq in Dhaka North and Sayeed Khokan in Dhaka South.

During his electioneering, Dhaka North mayoral candidate Sayeed Khokan said time has come to give reply to BNP’s anarchy through the ballot.

He urged the people to vote for ‘hilsha’ in the forthcoming city polls.

Sayeed Khokan started his campaign from Jhauchar Baro Masjid at Hazaribagh and continued public relations in Ward No. 55, 56 and 57.

He was accompanied by former MP Dr. Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin, Dhaka Awami League Organising Secretary Shahe Alam Murad and local AL leaders.

Wife of Dhaka North mayoral candidate Mirza Abbas, Afroza Abbas started electioneering for her husband from Gopibagh in the morning today.

She distributed leaflets and urged the people to vote for ‘mug’. She covered Gopibagh, Tikatuli, Swamibagh, Wari, Dayaganj, Sutrapur, Gendaria, Faridabad and Narinda areas till noon.

Awami League backed mayoral candidate in Dhaka North Anisul Haq campaigned in Gulshan Shooting Club area and swept the road as a token of his commitment to make the city clean.

He said Dhaka could be a clean city, if all work together. He urged the people to give him a chance for work for them for five years. Former Foreign Minister Dr. Dipu Moni, MP, Tarana Halim, MP, actor ATM Shamsuzzaman, cultural personality Ramendu Majumder and actors and actresses Dr, Enamul Haq, SK Foroz, Sharmeli Ahmed, Belli Aktar, Tamalika Karmakar, Shahiduzzaman Shachchu, Arif Khan Joy, Murad Parvej and Sharmin Tossy joined the ‘Clean Dhaka’ campaign with Anisul Haq.

Jatiya Party backed Dhaka North mayoral candidate Bahauddin Ahmed Bablu carried out campaigns in Uttara Sector No 1 and 10 today.

BNP supported mayoral candidate in Dhaka North canvassed at Gabtali area and Ward No. 8, 9, 10 and 11.

Bikalpa Dhara candidate in Dhaka North Mahi B Chowdhury carried out campaigns in Uttara Sector No. 3, 12 and 13.

In Chittagong, Awami League backed mayoral candidate AZM Nasir Uddin electioneered riding a rickshaw at Pathantuli and other areas in the city.

Besides the mayor candidates, aspirants for councilor posts also carried out election campaigns in three city corporations.



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