Chattogram city unit Awami League on Wednesday accorded a reception to the party nominated candidate for the city mayor Rezaul Karim Chowdhury.
The city unit Bangladesh Nationalist Party on the day began selling nomination forms for the aspirants for councillors and reserved seats for women councillor.
Several hundred leaders and activists of Awami League gathered at the Old Railway Station to welcome Rezaul Karim Chowdhury.
Responding to the reception, Rezaul said that he would follow the path of the former leaders of Chattogram Awami League —MA Aziz, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury and ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury.
He said that he would try to make Chattogram a model city, if elected.
Rezaul said that he would continue the ongoing development works taken by Chattogram Development Authority and the Chittagong City Corporation and complete those.
He also promised to prevent the city’s environment pollution and reduce traffic congestion.
Rezaul said would build new playgrounds for children across the city, ensuring footpaths for pedestrians, bring back discipline on the roads and ensure safe journey of the commuters, and take different development projects for the city.
The ruling Awami League at a meeting on February 15 at Ganabhaban in Dhaka nominated Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, joint general secretary of its Chattogram city unit, as its mayoral candidate in Chittagong City Corporation elections.
On the other hand, the BNP on the day began selling nomination forms for aspirants for councillors and reserved seats for women councilors. The forms are being distributed from city BNP office at Nasiman Bhaban.
Chattogram city BNP president Shahadat Hossain said that they would sell the nomination forms till February 20.
Five leaders of the party have also bought party nomination forms to contest the mayoral elections. They are — Chattogram city BNP president Shahadat Hossain, general secretary Abu Hashem Bakkar, vice-president Syed Azam Uddin, former joint secretary Ershad Ullah and former councilor Niaz Muhammad Khan, said BNP’s central assistant office secretary Belal Ahmed.
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