Symbols have been allocated among the four mayoral candidates for the upcoming Khulna City Corporation (KCC) election.
Returning Officer of the polls Md Alauddin Ahmed distributed the symbols at the regional election officer's office in the city's Boyra area with fanfare and festivity on Friday.
The candidates and their symbols are — Awami League's Talukder Abdul Khaleque (boat), Jatiya Party's Shafiqul Islam Modhu (plough), Islami Andolon Bangladesh's Moulana Abdul Awal (hand fan) and Zaker Party's SM Sabbir Hossain (rose).
Later, the mayoral candidates started campaigning with their allocated symbols in different areas of the city.
In the case of councillor candidates, symbols were distributed through lottery.
Besides, symbols have been distributed among 136 candidates vying for the posts of councillors of 31 wards while 39 women candidates have been given symbols for 10 reserved councillor posts.
The Khulna City Corporation election is scheduled to be held on June 12.