With Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) polls knocking at the door, the election campaigns are reaching their peak.
As polls day is on January 27, candidates will have to end their campaigns by January 25 midnight, said Mohammad Hasanuzzaman, returning officer of CCC polls.
Both Awami League (AL) and BNP mayoral candidates are trying their best to win over voters. During campaigns, they were seen requesting voters to choose them, offering a bunch of pledges to develop the city.
Both candidates are going to announce their election manifestos today.
AL mayoral candidate Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, in his manifesto, will focus on making a smart city, with all modern amenities, said AL sources.
Rezaul will keep CCC non-partisan and focus on flourishing the city's tourism potentials, they said.
Contacted, Rezaul said making a smart city will be his prime focus. "The remaining pledges would be elaborated in the manifesto."
Meanwhile, BNP mayoral candidate Shahadat Hossain, in his manifesto, will focus on making the city picturesque, with all modern facilities for tourism, and address housing problems for marginal income groups, said BNP sources.
He will develop the city in a planned manner, consulting with eminent citizens and experts of respective fields, they said.
Contacted, Shahadat told The Daily Star that he will be loyal to his pledges, if elected mayor. "I am going to announce my election manifesto tomorrow [Saturday], where I will elaborate on my plans about the city and pledges for residents."
Both candidates pledged to address the city's longstanding problems, including waterlogging, keep CCC corruption-free and emphasise coordination between CCC and service organisations during development work, sources said.
Seven candidates are vying for the mayoral post in CCC. All other candidates were also seen busy, going to the doors of voters in different areas with their pledges.