Atiqul to Tabith in DNCC
Both the ruling Awami League and BNP has finalised candidates for the upcoming Dhaka City Corporation polls yesterday under the two banners—Grand Alliance and Jatiya Oikya Front respectively.
The duo were struggling to pick candidates for the January 30 Dhaka north and south city corporation elections after multiple aspirants collected nomination forms for the Mayoral post.
The situation came to complicated for the AL as a number of aspirants were seeking the party’s blessing for the post.
AL insiders said the party’s top leaders thought current DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon could not bring positive changes in areas under the city corporation’s jurisdiction. He also could not act properly to prevent and tackle the dengue outbreak earlier this year.
According to AL insides, Taposh bought nomination form with the consent of party chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Taposh, Atiqul get AL tickets
Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and incumbent mayor Atiqul Islam got the ruling party Awami League’s nominations for the mayoral posts in the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) elections respectively.
AL president Sheikh Hasina announced their names following a meeting of the party’s local government nomination board at her official residence Ganabhaban in the capital on Saturday evening.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting.
BNP picks Ishraque, Tabith
The BNP has nominated Ishraque Hossain and Tabith Awal to run for mayor in the elections to the Dhaka city corporations.
Ishraque will run for DSCC mayor’s post and Tabith for DNCC.
Their popularity among the young supporters played a role in their nomination, Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam said while announcing the names at the party chief’s Gulshan office on Saturday.
Besides Tabith, Special Secretary Asaduzzaman Ripon also sought nomination for Dhaka North, but the former president of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal said the party should not contest in the polls considering that the Awami League would “resort to rigging again”.
Ishraque’s father Sadeque Hossain Khoka, who passed away recently, was the last mayor of the undivided Dhaka City Corporation.