KCC polls campaign gains momentum


KHULNA, May 9, 2018 (BSS) – With only five days left, campaign for the upcoming election of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) scheduled to be held on May 15 has gained momentum.

All the contenders including mayoral aspirants are conducting campaign from early morning to midnight.

Many of the candidates have set up election offices at the important points and intersections following election rules.

The candidates are passing busy days as they are showing utmost sincerity to reach all the voters physically.

They are also using loudspeakers, distributing leaflets and manifesto to reach their messages to voters. Five candidates are vying for mayoral post. They are Awami League backed candidate and former mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque (boat), BNP backed candidate Nazrul IslamManju ( paddy-stack), Jatiya Party backed candidate Shafiqur Rahman Mushfiq (plough), Islami Andolon backed candidate Mowlana Muzammel Haque(Handfan) and CPB backed candidate Mizanur Rahman Babu(scythe).

However, main fight is believed to be taken place between Khaleque and Manju.

Besides, 148 aspirants are contesting for 31 general councilor posts and 38 women for 10 reserved seats of councilors.

There are 4, 93,092 voters including 2, 44, 109 women to cast their votes in 289 centres.

Talking to BSS, Md Younus Ali, Khulna Regional Election Commissioner, today said four vigilance teams are working to observed candidates activities.

“If they witness any irregularities they will submit report along with evidence to Khulna EC office and EC will take action against the accused candidates as per election rules, he said.

“We are taking full-length preparation to make the polling activities a total success,” Younus Ali also the returning officer said, adding the voters will cast their votes in free, fair and festive mood.

Meanwhile, main mayoral aspirants Khaleque and Manju passing their campaign hours at different city wards, bazaar, roads , offices and attended different professional bodies electoral meeting, gathering and view-exchange meeting.

Awami League led 14-party alliances, professional bodies and people in all walks of life campaigning separately for Khaleque round the clock while BNP-Jamaat alliance 20-party also campaigning in favour of Manju last couple of days.