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29 January, 2020 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 30 January, 2020 12:18:56 PM
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Candidates out to woo voters as electioneering ends tomorrow

STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka
Candidates out to woo voters 
as electioneering ends tomorrow
Awami League mayoral candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Atiqul Islam (1) exchanges pleasantries and seeks vote from BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at the National Press Club, and for Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh (2) conducts election campaign at Rajarbagh, while BNP mayoral candidate for DNCC Tabith Awal (3) conducts electioneering at Mohammadpur and DSCC aspirant Ishraque Hossain’s mother Ismat Ara Khoka (4), wife of late Dhaka City Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka, seeks vote on behalf of his son at Mouchak in the capital yesterday. Star Mail Photos

The high-voltage election campaign for Dhaka civic polls ends midnight tomorrow. With only three days remaining for the city polls, Awami League (AL) and BNP mayoral and councillor candidates carried out last-moment campaigning to woo voters yesterday. The AL mayoral candidates are confident of winning the polls riding on the development work carried out by the ruling party. The BNP mayoral candidates, on the other hand, claim that they will get landslide victories if the election is held in a free and fair manner.

The AL mayoral candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), Atiqul Islam, yesterday exchanged views with reporters at the National Press Club in the city. He called upon the journalist community to support him. After attending a view-exchange meeting with Swadhinata Sangbadik Forum at the National Press Club, Atiqul met with BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam, who came to the press club to attend a poll-manifesto unveiling of BNP’s mayoral candidate Ishraque Hossain.

Later, Atiqul Islam campiagned at different places of the Dhaka-16 constituency.  He said he would secure a landslide victory in the February 1 poll if city voters turn up at the polling booths on election day.

The AL mayoral candidate for Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, has called upon law enforcement agencies to take action against anarchists who wanted to destroy the congenial atmosphere of the election campaign.     

He came up with the call after attending a public meeting in Razarbagh area of the city yesterday.

He also called upon AL leaders and supporters to remain alert so that none

could destroy the election atmosphere.

He said the city residents were eagerly waiting to cast votes in favour of the AL’s boat symbol.

“If I get elected, I would ensure all civic facilities in the Dhaka South area. Dhaka will be turned into a beautiful city where city dwellers will be able to access their basic rights,” he promised.

BNP mayoral candidate for DSCC, Ishraque Hossain, unveiled his election manifesto where he pledged a modern and world-class metropolis. He focused primarily on healthcare, education, environment, communication system, and public safety.

“City dwellers are currently riddled with many problems,” Ishraque said.

He promised to free the city from pollution, traffic, and waterlogging problems.

Besides, the BNP mayoral candidate for DNCC, Tabith Awal, yesterday again alleged that the Election Commission (EC) was not taking any action against violation of the electoral code of conduct.

Tabith spoke at a rally, organised in front of the Shershah Suri Eidgaon premises, in the capital.

Later, he conducted mass contacts at Town Hall, Zakir Hossain Road, Geneva camp road, Kazi Nazrul Islam Road, and Nurjahan Road.

“The government is afraid of the BNP’s popularity.  A mass uprising is taking place.  This time, there will be a huge turnout in favour of the ‘sheaf of paddy’ symbol of the BNP if the voters get a chance to exercise their franchise,” he said. He said the ballot box is the only way to protest against the current government’s corruption.

 

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
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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