Published: Friday, May 31, 2013

City Corporation Elections 2013
Sylhet, Rajshahi

Mayoral campaigns gain momentum

Mayoral candidate AHM Khairuzzaman Liton meets Rajshahi University Vice Chancellor Prof Muhammad Mizanuddin on the campus yesterday as part of his campaign for the upcoming Rajshahi City Corporation polls. Photo: Star

Mayoral candidate AHM Khairuzzaman Liton meets Rajshahi University Vice Chancellor Prof Muhammad Mizanuddin on the campus yesterday as part of his campaign for the upcoming Rajshahi City Corporation polls. Photo: Star

Mayoral aspirants have intensified their campaigns for the upcoming city corporation polls in Rajshahi and Sylhet.
In Rajshahi, mayoral aspirants continued seeking votes, although downpours that plagued the city yesterday hampered their campaigns.
The downpours led to water-logging in some areas while incessant rain at times forced the aspirants to seek shelter and ease off campaigning.
Al-backed candidate and former mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton and BNP-backed candidate Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul conducted mass contact campaigns to garner votes in the Rajshahi City Corporation polls.
Liton called upon the votes to elect him for the second time while Bulbul called for a change in the mayoral post, reports our Rajshahi correspondent.
The whole city is abuzz with election gossip while streets were covered with placards, posters and banners. Campaigners also used loudspeakers in their campaigns.
Meanwhile in Sylhet city, mayoral candidate Badar uddin Ahmed Kamran, AL-backed candidate, visited the city’s Topkhana, Mogaltola, Kangalibazar and Kazirbazar and adjacent areas yesterday. He was accompanied by leaders and activists of the 14-party alliance, reports out Sylhet correspondent.
Talking to traders in the areas, Kamran, also former mayor of Sylhet, highlighted his initiatives for the city’s developments during his time in the mayoral office.
Seeking the traders’ support to continue developing the city, Kamran claimed he had made a lot of progress in improving the city roads and lanes and solving the age-old water stagnancy problem.
He further said a major water-supply project is being implemented.
Meantime, Ariful Haque Chowdhury, BNP-backed mayoral candidate, conducted mass contact programmes in the city’s Zindabazar area to seek votes in the upcoming election.