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8 March, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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DNCC mayor Atiqul Islam sworn in

38 councilors, 12 female councilors take oath
UNB, Dhaka
DNCC mayor Atiqul Islam sworn in
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administers the oath of office to the newly-elected mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation Md Atiqul Islam at her office in the capital yesterday. PMO Photo

Newly-elected mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Md Atiqul Islam took oath of office yesterday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath at a ceremony at Shapla Hall of her office in the city. Later, 38 newly-elected general councilors and 12 female councilors of the reserved seats, who were elected from the extended areas of the capital's two city corporations, were also sworn in at the same venue. Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Md Tajul Islam administered the oath to the councilors. Local Government Division's Senior Secretary SM Ghulam Farooque conducted the oath-taking ceremony where State Minister for LGRD Swapan Bhattacharjee was also present.

On February 28 last, Awami League candidate Atiqul Islam won the by-election to the DNCC mayoral post by a huge margin. Atiqul bagged 8,39,302 votes while his nearest rival Shafin Ahmed of Jatiya Party polled 52,429 in the by-election.

On the same day, 38 general councilor candidates and 12 female councilor contenders won the polls held in 20 wards of DNCC and 18 wards of DSCC.

Of them, 20 general councilors and six female councilors of reserved seats were elected from DNCC, while the remaining 18 general councilors and six female councilors of six reserved seats elected from DSCC.

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