14 to contest in Gazipur and Khulna city mayoral election
Nine mayoral aspirants from Gazipur and five mayoral aspirants from Khulna city corporations, a total 14 candidates will contest in the election.
After scrutinizing the nomination papers on the last day on Sunday, 14 candidates were declared valid for running the election that will take place on May 15.
Gazipur city corporation election Returning Officer Md. Rezaul Islam said, ten candidates submitted nomination papers for the mayor post though 18 people collected those. After scrutinize nomination papers of 9 candidates were declared valid.
The Mayor candidates are: Gazipur metropolitan Awami League general secretary Md. Jahangir Alam, BNP’s Hasan Uddin Sarkar, Md. Rashedul Hasan of JSD, Md. Nasir Uddin of Islami Andolon Bangladesh, Md. Jalal Uddin of Bangladesh Islami Front, Independent candidate Gazipur metropolitan Jamaat president SM Sanaullah, Independent candidate Farid Ahmed, Maulana Fazlur Rahman of Islami Oikko Jote and Kazi Md. Ruhul Amin of Bangladesh Communist Party.
Meanwhile Returning Officer for Khulna city corporation election Yunus Ali said, nomination papers of five mayoral candidates declared valid after scrutinize.
The Mayor candidates are: Organizing secretary of Khulna BNP Nazrul Islam Manju, Khulna metropolitan Awami League president Talukder Abdul Khalek, Mozammel Haque of Islami Andolon Bangladesh, Mizanur Rahman of CPB and SM Mushfiqur Rahman of Jatiya Party.
The last date of nomination withdrawal is April 23 and symbol will be provided on April 24.