DHAKA, May 16, 2020 (BSS) – Newly elected mayor of Dhaka South City
Corporation (DSCC) Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh took charge of the
Taposh took over the responsibility of the DSCC formally from the chief
executive officer of the city corporation Shah Md Imdadul Huq this afternoon
as the term of board under the incumbent Mayor Sayeed Khokon expired today,
said DSCC’s public relations officer Uttam Kumar Ray.
President and general secretary of Dhaka city south unit of Awami League
(AL) Abu Ahmed Mannafi and Humayan Kabir, city AL leader Morshed Kamal and
councilor Farid Uddin Ahmed Ratan were present on the charge handing over
ceremony, among others.
Though the newly elected mayors and councillors of DSCC and Dhaka North
City Corporation (DNCC) took oath of office on February 27, they had to wait
until completion of the tenures of incumbent mayors.
Polls to the DSCC and DNCC were held on February 1 while ruling Awami
League-backed candidates- Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Atiqul
Islam-swept the elections as mayors of the DSCC and the DNCC respectively.
Taposh defeated Bangladesh Nationalist Party backed candidate Eng Ishraque
Hossain while Atiqul defeated Tabith Awal on February 1 election.
Taposh, son of Bangladesh Awami Jubo League founder Sheikh Fazlul Haque
Moni, was an elected Member of Parliament in the 11th Jatiya Sangsad from
He resigned from his MP post on December 29 last after he got nomination to
contest for mayoral post of the DSCC.
Taposh is the second mayor of the DSCC after division of the Dhaka City
Corporation (DCC) into two city corporations– DNCC and DSCC– in 2015 while
Mohammad Sayeed Khokan was elected the first mayor of the DSCC in the year.