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Khulna city polls: Official election campaigns begin

  • Published at 10:29 am April 24th, 2018
  • Last updated at 11:14 am April 24th, 2018
Khulna city polls: Official election campaigns begin
The mayoral candidates of the Khulna City Corporation (KCC) polls have officially started their promotional campaigns. Awami League nominated mayoral candidate Talukdar Abdul Khalek inaugurated the official campaigning by holding a press conference at Khulna Press Club. He also launched his website during the event. Meanwhile, after completing prayers at the party’s office, BNP mayoral candidate Nazrul Islam officially started asking for votes on the sheaf of paddy symbol. Talukdar Abdul Khalek received the boat symbol at 9am on Tuesday from the Election Commission. After receiving the symbol he started distributing leaflets from the city’s Picture Palace area. He also exchanged greetings with the citizens of Khulna. He paid his respects to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Central and local Awami League as well as affiliate organizations were present at the occasion. Leader of the 20-party alliance, Nazrul Islam received his symbol, the sheaf of paddy, and officially started campaigning. On Tuesday, he visited the graves of his parents in Tootpara graveyard.  After receiving his symbol, he along with other worker-supporters of the party held prayers. Afterwards, he asked for votes by distributing leaflets. The 20-party alliance members and leaders were present at the time.
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KCC Election Returning Officer Md Yunus Ali said: “The candidates received their symbols on Tuesday morning. Awami League nominated candidate Talukdar Abdul Khalek was given the boat symbol, BNP nominated candidate Nazrul Islam received sheaf of paddy symbol, Jatiya Party nominated Shafiqur Rahman received the plough symbol, Islami Andolan Bangladesh nominated candidate Maulana Muzammil Haque received the hand fan symbol and Bangladesh Communist Party nominated candidate Mizanur Rahman Babu received the sickle symbol.” “We are working to provide women councillors and general councillors with symbols.” In the KCC polls, five candidates are in the mayoral race, 148 general ward candidates in 31 general wards and 38 councillor candidates in the 10 wards reserved for women.
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