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Electioneering in full swing

Taposh confident about his landslide victory; If polls are free and fair, my win is assured: Tabith
STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka
Electioneering in full swing
Awami League mayoral candidates for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Atikul Islam (1) Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh (2), BNP mayoral aspirants for DNCC Tabith Awal (3) and DSCC Ishraque Hossain (4) conduct campaigns in their respective election areas in the capital yesterday. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTOS

All mayoral and councillor candidates, nominated by the Awami League (AL) and the BNP, carried out their campaign for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) polls for the seventh consecutive day yesterday.

Elections to the two city corporations will be held on January 30.

Both the AL and BNP mayoral and councillor candidates are making door-to-door visits with attractive promises to woo voters.

The AL-nominated mayoral candidates for the civic polls, Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Atiqul Islam, campaigned in different parts of the city.

While campaigning in the Lalbagh, Chawkbazar, and Bongsal areas of old Dhaka, Taposh expressed hope that he would be elected mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation.

“The way people are supporting me during my campaigning, I believe they will vote for me in the January 30 civic polls and I will secure victory in the elections,” Taposh said.

“Dhaka is our pride. I promise, if I am elected mayor, I will make Dhaka an active and developed city,” he said.

He iterated that he would install a 24-hour hotline service for ensuring civic facilities for residents. “I will work for the city dwellers. I will install a 24-hour hotline service for them. They will be able to talk to me directly to resolve their problems,” he added.

He also promised to ensure all civic facilities for the city dwellers within 90 days of his oath-taking as mayor of the DSCC. “If I am elected, the DSCC will be rebuilt in accordance with my 30-year mega plan to make Dhaka a modern city,” he added.

The AL-nominated DNCC mayoral candidate, Atiqul Islam, campaigned in the city’s cantonment and adjacent areas. He iterated his call to the residents to cast their votes in favour of "nouka" (boat), poll symbol of the AL, for the sake of continuation of development.

“If I am elected, the residents of Dhaka North will see visible development within six months and Dhaka will turn into a modern city with the passage of time,” he said.

He also said Dhaka residents should vote for the "boat" symbol  if they want development. He himself chanted slogans in favour of the "boat", along with his supporters.

The BNP-nominated mayoral candidate for the DNCC, Tabith Awal, yesterday campaigned in Mohammadpur and its adjacent areas. He called upon the city residents to stay beside him for the sake of upholding democracy and to protect their voting rights. He urged people to vote for the "sheaf of paddy", poll symbol of the BNP.

He distributed leaflets among the residents and promised that, if elected, he would ensure all modern amenities for the city dwellers by building a modern Dhaka.

“People are eagerly waiting for exercising their voting rights. If they get a chance and the January 30 polls are held in a free, fair and credible manner, no one will be able to prevent the victory of the BNP,” he said.

During his campaign, the BNP's DSCC mayoral candidate, Ishraq Hossain, said: "My father taught me not to bow before anybody except Allah. So you do not bow before anyone. If I am elected, people will get back their rights."

He also said that the country will be liberated again by the agitation against corruption and mismanagement. The ownership of the people will be returned, he added.

He sought everyone’s vote for the "sheaf of paddy" on January 30 to get back voting and democratic rights.

“We will restore democracy and make Bangladesh independent again,” he said.

IK

 

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Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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