Five councilor candidates, including one for women reserved seat, in the Ward No-12 of the upcoming election of
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) scheduled to be held on July 30, promised to establish child marriage-free society if they were elected.
They also expressed their commitment for establishing a crime-free society coupled with freeing their localities from drug-addiction and terrorism besides extending support towards transforming the city corporation
administration into a corruption-free and pro-people entity.
The contestants made this commitment while taking part in a “Face-to-Face with People” programme in the city on Friday afternoon.
Joining the programme the candidates responded to a volley of questions raised by the participants.
Sushasoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan) organised the programme at premises of Munnujan Government Primary School to make arrangement for the voters to ask their question to the candidates.
The voters reminded the candidates that it was their moral responsibility to abide by the commitments they make before the election.
Sujan leaders called upon the voters to elect honest and competent candidates in the ward councilor polls to strengthen democracy and socio-economic development in the area.
The participating voters expressed solidarity with the call and signed a 13-point declaration at the event for a peaceful, free and fair election.
The voters also declared that they will boycott corrupts, terrorists, war criminals, violators against women, drug-peddlers and loan defaulters in the election.
On their part, the councilor aspirants elaborated their electoral commitments and plans.
Sujan Regional Coordinator Shashanka Boron Roy and Area Coordinator Subrata Kumar Paul conducted and moderated the programmes with its city unit president Pear Baksha in the chair.
More than 150 people comprising voters in general, representatives from socio-cultural-professional bodies and human rights and election monitoring organisations took part in the programme.