Candidates for the March 15 upazila election conduct mass contact to woo voters in Babuganj upazila under Barisal district. The photo was taken on Wednesday. PHOTO: STAR
Electioneering in Haripur upazila in the district has reached momentum as the aspirants are now moving door to door for votes in the election to be held on March 15.
The candidates along with their supporters are holding meetings at villages. They are also making different pledges to develop the upazila and take initiatives to improve people's living standard.
Leaflets containing election pledges and candidate's views regarding development of the areas are being distributed among the voters.
The hectic campaign of two rival female candidates from Awami League and BNP for the post of vice-chairman reserved for women is attracting voters' attention as both are almost of same quality and also good orators.
As many as 89,139 voters are expected to exercise their right to franchise through 36 polling centres in the upazila.
Nine candidates are contesting in the March 15 polls. Of them, four will vie for chairman post, three for vice-chairman post and two for the post of vice-chairman reserved for women.
The chairman candidates are Ziaul Hasan Mukul (AL), Shamim Ferdous Togor (AL rebel), Jamaluddin (AL rebel), and Nurul Islam (BNP).
Vice-chairman candidates are Nogen Kumar Pal (AL), Rafiqul Islam (Jamaat) and Jahangir Alam (Independent).
Candidates for the post of woman vice chairman are Sabina Yasmin Ripa (AL) and Nazma Parvin (BNP).
District Election Officer Shukur Mahmud Mia said they are taking necessary measures to ensure a free, fair and credible election in the upazila.