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Talukder Khaleque, 3 others collect nomination forms

BSS . Khulna
11 Apr 2023 16:42:34 | Update: 11 Apr 2023 22:07:23
Talukder Khaleque, 3 others collect nomination forms
(From left) Talukder Abdul Khaleque, Runu Iqbal Bither, Saiful Islam and Ashraful Islam — Courtesy/BSS

Incumbent Mayor of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Talukder Abdul Khaleque and three others from the Awami League have collected nomination forms for the mayoral candidates of the KCC.

The KCC election will be held on 12 June this year.

S M Kamal Hossain, organizing secretary of the central Awami League flanked by party leaders and activists, collected the nomination form on behalf of Talukder Abdul Khaleque from the party’s central office at Dhanmondi in the capital on Sunday.

Besides, Advocate Saiful Islam, President of Sadar upazila unit of AL and also President of Khulna Lawyers Association, Professor Runu Iqbal Bither, Chairman of Bangladesh Women Association and also Member of Khulna Development Authority (KDA), and Ashraful Islam, joint secretary of the city unit of AL, have collected nomination forms from the party’s central office on Monday.

All candidates have already submitted their nomination papers to the Central Party Office.

Khaleque, also the President of the Khulna City Unit of AL, was elected Mayor in the last KCC election of 2008 and 2018.

Meanwhile, Khulna City Unit of AL, in an extended meeting at the party office last week, have consented their full support to Talukder Khaleque as KCC Mayor candidate this year, MDA Babul Rana, general secretary of city unit of the AL confirmed to BSS today.

“We have already sent the decision of the meeting to the high command,” he said.

Earlier, the ruling Awami League (AL) started the distribution of nomination forms among the mayor aspirants for contesting in the forthcoming city corporation elections on Sunday last.

Mayor aspirants have been asked to collect and submit their nomination forms until April 12.

In the KCC election, both Mayor and Councilor aspirants will submit their nomination papers to the Returning Officer on May 16.

Scrutiny of the nomination papers will be held on May 18, appeal from May 19 to May 21 and appeal and settlement will be held from May 22 to 24, withdrawal of the candidacy will be held on May 25, and symbol distribution will be held on May 26.