Electioneering in the Sylhet City Corporation polls gained momentum on Thursday as all of the mayoral and councilor candidates were found busy in distributing leaflets, hanging posters and approaching voters seeking their support after the official beginning of campaign.
The city, including its busiest key points, has got new look with huge posters, festoons and banners across the city.
Ruling Awami League’s mayoral candidate Badar Uddin Ahmad Kamran conducted his campaign from 10:00am to 1:00pm among the businessmen of different market places and shopping centres in Ambharkhana and Chowhatta areas in the city.
AL-backed student organisation Bangladesh Chhatra League central council’s general secretary SM Zakir Hossain and local leaders of the party and its front organisations accompanied Kamran during the campaign.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s mayoral aspirant and immediate-past mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury also conducted electioneering in the city’s Zindabazar area from 10:00am to 1:00pm seeking support and cooperation of the businessmen to be elected again as the city mayor.
Local leaders of BNP and its partners of the 20-party alliance accompanied Arif during the campaign.
Besides, the rest five mayoral aspirants, including Nagorik Committee’s Badruzzaman Selim, also a rebel candidate of BNP, and Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ehsanul Mahbub Jubayer, were also seen to conduct campaigns in different areas of the city.
A total of 196 candidates — seven for the mayoral post, 127 for 27 general ward councillors posts and 62 for 9 reserved ward councillors posts for woman — are contesting the SCC polls.
A total 3,21,732 voters, including 1,50,288 female ones, are supposed to cast their votes to elect their representatives for the relevant posts.
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