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Taposh wins DSCC mayoral race

  • Published at 07:14 pm February 1st, 2020
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Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka on Saturday, February 1, 2020 PMO

Taposh bagged 424,595 votes while BNP backed mayoral candidate Ishraque Hossain got 236,512 votes

Election Commission has declared Awami League backed candidate Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh as the mayor for the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).

DSCC Returning Officer Abdul Baten declared the unofficial results early Sunday.

Based on the unofficial results of all the 1,150 polling centres, Taposh bagged 424,595 votes while BNP backed mayoral candidate Ishraque Hossain got 236,512 votes.

As many as 3,010,273 people were expected to exercise their right of franchise at the DNCC, and 2,453,194 at the DSCC elections.

However, the gradually increase in voters’ turnout as the day progressed was not as satisfactory as expected. 

On January 29, the former parliamentarian unveiled his five-point election manifesto, promising to make DSCC the first corruption free autonomous institution in Bangladesh.

He also pledged a well-governed and developed Dhaka within 30 years, with short term and long term plans to develop Dhaka south as a modern city, if elected.

Earlier on December 29th, 2019, Taposh resigned from his Member of Parliament (MP) post for the Dhaka 10 constituency, after being selected as Awami League's mayoral candidate for Dhaka South.

Thirteen aspirants -- six in Dhaka north and seven in the south -- were vying for the posts of mayor.