They began the electoral campaign at 11:30am from the Chittagong Press Club premises
A number of celebrities from the theatre and film industries thronged Chittagong city streets, campaigning and seeking votes for the Awami League ‘Boat’ symbol, on Thursday.
They began the electoral campaign at 11:30am from the Chittagong Press Club premises.
Organized by the Awami League's Press and Publications sub-committee, the TV and cinema artistes carried out the electoral campaign throughout the day.
A brief street rally was held before launching the campaign from the Chittagong-9 constituency in the city. Some actors and actresses spoke at the rally moderated by Awami League's Central Committee Member Aminul Islam.
The artistes urged voters to cast their votes for Awami League to continue the country’s progress. They also urged the younger generation to ensure victory of the pro-liberation forces in the upcoming general election.
Popular film star Riaz said: "We are conducting an electoral campaign in favor of the boat symbol. There has been a groundswell of support for the boat."
Another film star Shakil said: "Bangladesh is marching ahead under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. To keep up and continue the development march of the country, we should cast our votes for Awami League."
Actress Jyotika Jyoti said: "There is no alternative to ensuring success for the boat symbol ."
Actor Shahriar Nazim Joy said: "The artistes, litterateurs, poets, and cultural activists, have united to ensure victory for Awami League."
Hasan Mahmud, Awami League's Secretary for Press and Publications, said: Poets, actors, cultural activists, litterateurs, and theatre activists, together supported the ‘boat’ symbol in the 1970 election campaign. Today, people from all walks of life have united for the same symbol. 90 percent of the artistes of the country support Awami League."
Actress Tarin sai:, "The artistes have a commitment to society to keep the country on the road of advancement and progress."
Seasoned actress Rokeya Prachi said: "We all have to work so that Jamaat, collaborators, and war criminals, cannot win a single seat in Chittagong. We want a parliament free from anti-liberation forces."
Popular actor Ferdous said: "There was a time when development was Dhaka-centric but Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has decentralized the development."
He also urged young people to cast their vote for Awami League.
Awami League's candidate for Chittagong-9 constituency, Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel, thanked the celebrities for taking part in the electoral campaign.
Aruna Biswash, Bijori Barkatullah, Sweetie, Mahfuz, Asif, Mir Sabbir, and other celebrities, took part in the campaign.