27 candidates to fight for 18 posts, 3 elected unopposed 

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Oct 09,2019


File photo shows front view of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation. — New Age photo

A total of 27 candidates will fight for 18 posts in the forthcoming Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association election scheduled for October 25 while three have been elected unopposed.

Subrata’s name was elected as the organising secretary, Jaki Alamgir as office and publicity secretary and Farhad as treasurer on Monday as there were no other valid candidates against them in the contest.

The nomination of Saiful, who wanted to contest for the post of office and publicity secretary against Farhad, was cancelled by the election commission.

The final list of the panels and distinct candidates are Arifa Parvin Moushumi and Misha Sawdagar for president, Zayed Khan and Ilias Kobra for general secretary, Dipjol, Rubel and Nana Shah for vice president posts, Arman and Shankhopanja for assistant general secretary, Khaled Mahmud and Munmun Emon for international affairs secretary while Jakir Hossain and Don for cultural and sports secretary. Besides, 14 candidates will fight for the post of 11 executive members in the polls to be held at Bangladesh Film Development Corporation premises.

The candidates are namely Anjana Sultana, Aruna Biswas, Ali Raj, Afzal Sharif, Asif Iqbal, Alexander Bo, Jesmin, Joy Chowdhury, Nasrin, Bapparaaj, Maruf Akib, Rozina, Ronjita and Shamim Khan.

When contacted, chief election commissioner actor Ilias Kanchan said, ‘We have announced the final list of the candidates and the election will be held on the scheduled date. I urge the candidates to follow the rules set by the election commission. Any irregularities in the election won’t be accepted. If anyone is found guilty, stern action will be taken against those who are responsible.’

Misha Sawdagar-Zayed Khan panel won the biennial election of Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association in 2017.

Misha Sawdagar was elected president while Zayed Khan became general secretary.

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