Saturday, April 20, 2024

City polls to augur well for the nat’l election?

Last-minute mass-contact by heavy weight leaders from both the ruling Awami League and the opposition BNP, marked the end of the campaign for the mayoral polls in the four city corporations –Sylhet, Rajshahi, Khulna and Barisal- scheduled for June 15. Though officially political parties can not contest the city corporation election, it has turned   into ... Read more

Fakhrul accuses govt of plotting to rig mayoral polls

A senior BNP leader has warned that his party would launch a movement to unseat the government if the latter tries to defeat the opposition-backed candidates by rigging the mayoral polls in four city corporations on June 15. The government was hatching a plot to defeat the opposition party-backed mayoral candidates as people from all ... Read more

428 out of 528 City Corporation polling centres vulnerable: EC

The zonal election offices and law enforcement agencies have identified 428 out of 582 polling centres in Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet City Corporations as “vulnerable”. In a paper prepared by the Election Commission (EC), based on information supplied by these agencies, it noted that “Rajshahi is the den of ‘Sibir-Jamaat’

BNP to support its candidates in city corporation elections

Opposition BNP has decided to provide necessary support to their candidates in all city corporation polls. The decision was taken at the party’s national standing committee meeting, held on Saturday night with BNP Chairperson and the leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia in the chair The meeting held at Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan party office discussed ... Read more

Hiron officially declared 14-party candidate for BCC mayor post

BNP yet to take decision The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance on Friday declared city AL president and outgoing mayor Shawkat Hossain Hiron as their mayor candidate for the upcoming Barisal City Corporation election. Six mayoral candidates, including three from BNP, two from AL and JL and one from CPB, collected nomination papers for mayoral ... Read more

Collection of nomination papers for BCC polls continues

Collection of nomination papers by both the BNP-led 18-party and AL-backed 14-party alliance-backed candidates continued on Monday for the third Barisal City Corporation Election scheduled for June 15. Mujibur Rahman, Khulna regional election commissioner and returning officer for the BCC election, said three nomination paper for mayoral candidates, 60 for general

Polls to 5 city corps ‘before Ramadan

Elections to five city corporations, including the newly-formed Gazipur one, are likely to be held before Ramadan, election commissioner Javed Ali said on Monday. “We may complete elections to the five city corporations at a time before Ramadan,” he said while talking to reporters at his Election Commission (EC) office. The Ramadan is expected to begin ... Read more