Mayor Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul has taken charge of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC), a day after the High Court put a temporary embargo on the government's latest suspension order.
"I will fulfil at least half of my electoral pledges in the next 15 months and for that, I will work five times harder, if necessary," he told the media at his office on Wednesday.
The High Court on Tuesday stayed the government's decision to suspend Bulbul after he was sacked for a second time on Sunday within hours of assuming office.
The mayor said creating an amicable environment at the RCC was his first task.
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He promised to restore a "democratic environment" at the city corporation and hoped that the government would continue to assist him.
"I hope I will keep getting the same assistance from the government like I used to before my suspension," he said.
He won the 2013 RCC polls and took office on September 18 the same year. His tenure will end on June 15, 2018.
Bulbul's first suspension came on May 7, 2015 after he was accused in four cases during anti-government movements in 2015.
He won the right to resume office after a long legal battle but the government suspended him again on Sunday.
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