BNP picks Bulbul for Rajshahi, Sarwar for Barisal | The Daily Star
07:21 PM, June 24, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:57 PM, July 29, 2018

BNP picks Bulbul for Rajshahi, Sarwar for Barisal

Opposition BNP today announced their candidate choice for mayor positions to upcoming city corporation elections to Rajshahi and Barisal – to be held on July 30.

Current mayor for Rajshahi on BNP ticket, Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul will remain the BNP flag wielder and contest for a successive term as mayor.

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In Barisal, however, BNP has changed its mind and picked former mayor and its Joint Secretary General Mojibor Rahman Sarwar, overlooking the incumbent Mayor Ahsan Habib Kamal.

BNP’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam announced the choice at a press briefing at BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s political office in Dhaka’s Gulshan.

However, the party is yet to declare its mayor candidate choice for Sylhet. The city corporation election to Sylhet will also be held on June 30.

A total of 12 candidates picked nomination forms from BNP on June 20.  

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