Mirza Abbas’ election manifesto to “build a livable city”

Mirza Abbas’ election manifesto to “build a livable city”

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In his election manifesto, the 20-party backed mayoral aspirant for Dhaka South City Corporation polls Mirza Abbas has made 98 promises under 10 points with a slogan to “build a livable city”.
Afroza Abbas, wife of Mirza Abbas unveiled the election manifesto of her husband through a press conference at Jatiya Press Club on Monday.
In the manifesto, Abbas focussed on 10 issues including civic service, civic amusement, healthcare, education, easing traffic jam development of communication infrastructures, city environment and waste management.The other issues are ICT, social service, public safety, and city plan and administration to build an international standard modern city upholding its traditions.
Afroza Abbas read out the manifesto at the press conference in the absence of Mirza Abbas, who is yet to get bail in various cases.
“If elected, we will implement our all plans gradually on priority basis,” she told a questioner.
Afroza Abbas, who has been carrying out election campaign for Abbas since April 8, demanded deployment of army and installation of closed-circuit TV cameras at every polling station to ensure holding the city polls in a free and fair manner.
BNP standing committee member ASM Hannan Shah, convener of Adarsha Dhaka Andolan, an electoral platform of pro-BNP professionals, Prof Emajuddin Ahmed, member secretary Shawkat Mahmud, among others, were present at the press conference.
Abbas has not been seen in his election campaign as he was implicated in 60 cases which includes an arrest warrant in a graft case.
Mirza Abbas’ wife has been running his election campaign a day after the drive for votes officially began in Dhaka for the city polls.
Meanwhile, a High Court bench on April 16 accepted to dispose of a bail plea of Abbas in connection to a graft case on Monday.
She said that they are getting huge response while they carrying out electioneering. Afroza Abbas alleged that they have been deprived from carrying out election campaign.
“Those who are assisting us during the campaign are given threat, being arrested and their homes come under attacks by ruling party men,” she said.
Afroza said she is suffering from sense of insecurity and she sought cooperation of city dwellers and stand beside her during the polls.
AL backed Sayeed Khokon is the major contender of Abbas for the mayor post of Dhaka South City Corporation. – Staff Reporter

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