The campaigning began at 12pm from the Chittagong Press Club premise
A number of celebrities from film industry participated in campaigning for Awami League-nominated mayoral candidate Rezaul Karim Chowdhury for the upcoming Chittagong City Corporation(CCC) election in the port city.
Film stars Riaz, Symon Sadik, Mahiya Mahi, Apu Biswas, Mir Sabbir, Aruna Biswas, Bijori Barkatullah, Tareen Ahmed took part in the campaigning representing the 'boat' symbol.
The campaigning began at 12pm from the Chittagong Press Club premise.
The celebrities, while campaigning for Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, said: “Boat is the symbol of Chittagong’s development and people of Chattogram will get a new 'city-father' who will help making the city more beautiful and well-planned.”
Film actor Riaz said that Awami League-nominated candidate was an eligible candidate, adding that Rezaul Karim Chowdhury will help Chittagong city to be more enriched.
Rezaul Karim Chowdhury said while campaigning: "The 'boat' is the symbol of freedom, symbol of the liberation war, symbol of Sheikh Hasina. We got freedom by voting the 'boat'. We defeated the Pakistanis with this symbol. Poor people have smiles on their faces because of this symbol."
He also urged to Chittagong residents to vote for him to give opportunities for the city's development.
The CCC election is scheduled to be held on January 27. A total of 236 aspirants are contesting the polls, including seven mayoral candidates.
There are 1,938,706 voters in the city corporation area.