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Dhaka city polls: Symbols allocated among mayoral aspirants

  • Published at 01:58 pm January 10th, 2020
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File photo of Nirbachan Bhaban, which houses the offices of the Election Commission and its secretariat, in Dhaka's Agargaon Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Awamile League candidates have been given ‘boat’ symbol while BNP ‘sheaf of paddy’

The Election Commission has allocated symbols among the mayoral candidates of the upcoming Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) elections scheduled to be held on January 30.

Returning Officer Abul Kashem distributed the symbols among the mayoral candidates of DNCC election at 9:30 am at the National Institute of Local Government (NILG) in the city’s Agargaon on Friday, reports UNB.

Awami League candidate Atiqul Islam got “boat” while BNP aspirant Tabith Awal received “sheaf of paddy” symbols.

Meanwhile, Returning Officer Abdul Baten allotted electoral symbols to the mayoral candidates of the DSCC election at Muktijuddha Sadeque Hossain Khoka Community Centre at Gopibagh in the city.

Awami League mayoral candidate Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh was allocated “boat” symbol while BNP aspirant Ishraque Hossain “Sheaf of paddy” symbol.

Besides, Mohammad Saifuddin of Jatiya Party got “plough” symbol, Abdur Rahman of Islami Andolan “hand fan”, Bahrane Sultan Bahar of National People’s Party(NPP) “mango,”Akteruzzaman alias Ayatullah of Bangladesh Congress “green coconut” and Abdus Samad Sujan of Gano Front “fish”.