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Wife launches campaign for Abbas, Mahi seeks Khaleda’s support

Update : 08 Apr 2015, 07:02 PM

BNP is yet to finalise its mayoral candidate for the Dhaka North City Corporation but as for the Dhaka South City Corporation Mirza Abbas’s wife launched campaign for her husband yesterday.

Mirza Abbas has remained in hideout since January 3 with the BNP announcing a non-stop transport blockade across the country.

As more than a dozen of cases were filed against Abbas, he did not come out for campaigning. Instead of Abbas, his wife started campaign.

But the party is yet to finalise its candidature for the Dhaka North as party backed candidate Abdul Awal Mintoo’s appeal hearing will take place today.

Afroza Abbas started campaign along with some other followers of BNP in Khilgaon area in the morning.

Hundreds of the BNP followers were seen when the campaign began in front of the Shantipur School. They chanted slogans and distributed handbills to locals.

Meanwhile, Joint Secretary General of Bikalpadhara Bangladesh Mahi B Chowdhury sought Khaleda’s support in his DNCC election campaign.

Launching his election campaign Mahi sought support from a press conference held in the capital’s National Press Club yesterday morning.

Mahi pledged to ensure a safe and vibrant Dhaka with the slogan Projonmo Dhaka.

Pro-BNP platform Adorsho Dhaka Andolon committee was formed yesterday. A press release signed by its Convener Emajuddin Ahmed said journalist Shawkat Mahmud is the member secretary of the platform.

Khandakar Mahbub Hossain, Jafrullah Chowdhury, Mahbubullah, AFM Yusuf Haider, Mahfuujula, Abdul Hai Sikdar and Fahima Nasrin Munni were the members of its steering committee.

On the other hand, Awami League-backed mayoral candidates for the upcoming polls in Dhaka North and South City Corporations campaigned yesterday, although they officially began it on Tuesday.

Awami League-backed candidate for the DSCC Sayeed Khokon, also the son of first elected mayor of Dhaka city Mohoammad Hanif, yesterday met senior journalists and requested them to vote him to power in the polls.

He promised that if he won he would turn Dhaka South into a modern city.

Annisul Huq, the Awami League-backed mayoral candidate for the DNCC and his supporters sought votes from city dwellers yesterday.

Annisul said, he has a three-year master plan for turning Dhaka into a green, clean and healthy city.

Nagorik Samaj extends support to Annisul and Khokon

A platform of different professionals Dhaka Nagorik Samaj yesterday extended its support to ruling Awami League-backed mayoral candidates Annisul Huq and Sayeed Khokon.

The prominent personalities extended their supports at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity in the capital.

The 251-member committee was formed comprising cultural and media personalities, litterateurs, educationists, sportsman and doctors.

Writer Syed Samsul Haque was made its convener and Sammilito Shangskritik Jote President Golam Kuddus the member secretary. The platform will start campaign for Annisul and Khokon.

Zonayed Saki, another DNCC mayoral aspirant, along with his followers campaigned at Mohammadpur’s Bosila, Town Hall and Krishi Market yesterday in the morning.

Abul Hasan Rubel, convener of Saki’s election committee, said they would canvass from Panthopath intersection to Farmgate in the morning today and Matikata, Balughat and Bhasntek in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, Awami League-backed candidate AJM Nasir Uddin yesterday started door-to-door campaigns for Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) elections, with a strong focus on waterlogging problems.

Nasir, the general secretary of Awami League’s Chittagong city unit who will contest elections under the banner of Nagorik Committee, said during the campaign that he would turn Chittagong into a city where residents would have easy access to all kinds of amenities. 

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