4 newly elected mayors sworn in;City polls testimony of neutrality: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Sunday that city corporation elections in Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet were glaring example of holding free, fair and neutral polls in the country. “We have proved that free, fair and neutral election is possible where people could exercise their franchise spontaneously,” she said after administering oath to the four […]

GAZIPUR ELECTION: Reality check for all

The latest city corporation election has been less of city’s development and more of a reality check of political parties. Gazipur dwellers unfortunately, may have been exploited of their interests in the city’s development with mainstream political agendas taking precedence. With five city corporations choosing mayors from the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, the ruling party’s […]

Lessons from Gazipur: Let reason prevail

WITH the election over, the dust over Gazipur is settling down. The city now has a new father. Despite all the apprehensions of violence and vote rigging, the election was held peacefully. It was refreshing to see the victor and the vanquished embracing and promising to cooperate with each other for greater good of the […]

Gazipur City: Mannan greets Azmat with sweets, flowers

Mayor-elect MA Mannan of Gazipur City Corporation  called on his defeated opponent Azmat Ullah Khan at the latter’s residence with sweets and flowers yesterday morning. Mannan visited Azmat’s house on Tongi Chairmanbari road and exchanged pleasantries with him. BNP-backed Mannan defeated the Awami League-backed mayoral candidate in the Gazipur city polls by a margin of […]

GAZIPUR CITY POLLS: Mannan victorious

BNP-backed candidate MA Mannan won Gazipur mayoral polls defeating AL favourite Ajmat Ullah. Mannan defeated Ajmat by 1,06,577 votes according to unofficial results. Mannan bagged 3,65,444 votes while his rival ruling Awami League supported candidate Ajmat Ullah Khan got 2,58,867 cast in 392 polling centres, said Returning Officer Matiar Rahman while declaring the unofficial results. […]

GAZIPUR CITY POLLS: Voting progresses peacefully

Hundreds of people came out of their houses Saturday to elect the first mayor and councilors of Gazipur City Corporation in what has become a crucial battle of pride for the ruling party and the opposition bloc. Many of the 10.26 lakh eligible voters queued up before the polling stations long before 8:00am when the […]

Regionalism, migrant voters likely to play key role

Regionalism among the locals and the favour of migrant voters appear to be dominant factors in determining the first-ever mayor of Gazipur City Corporation. Voters from Tongi think that Joydevpur has already had a lot of development works because it is the district headquarters of Gazipur. So, according to them, the leadership of the newly […]

Gazipur City Corporation election

Ajmat unveils 10-point manifesto Ruling 14-party alliance-backed mayoral runner in the maiden Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) election Ajmat Ullah on 30 June 2013 placed a 10-point election manifesto, promising to make the city modern, planned and beautiful one.  “If elected mayor, I’ll form a law and order committee at every ward involving the civil society […]