Mayoral and councilor candidates of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) polls continued their campaigns today to drum up support from the voters, ahead of the closing of campaigns on midnight of June 10.
Central leaders of Awami League (AL) and Jatiya Party (JP) joined the campaign, trying their best to ensure the party candidate’s victory.
Organising secretary of the central AL SM Kamal Hossain, executive member Parveen Zaman Kalpona, and organizing secretary of Khulna division BM Mozammel Haque joined to the election campaign for party candidate Talukder Abdul Khaleque by going to different wards of the city where they sought votes from the voters.
Kamal urged the people of Khulna to cast their votes for the boat symbol in the city polls in city’s different wards today.
While campaigning at City’s Shaheed Hadis Park area, SM Kamal Hossain told BSS this morning that voters will cast their votes for boat as huge development works have already been implemented during Khaleque's tenure as mayor of the KCC.
Terming Khulna as a neglected city in previous government regimes, he said, adding that only Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government has allocated over Taka 6,000 crore for the development of Khulna city during last 14 years.
The central leaders urged the voters to cast their votes for the boat for building a green, clean, digital and smart city.
Besides, Ruhul Amin Howlader, Co-chairman of the Jatiya Party said their party has taken the Khulna city polls as a challenge.
While addressing a press conference at Khulna Press Club last evening, Ruhul Amin alleged although the mayoral candidates of the ruling party and its alliance were repeatedly violating the electoral code but the Election Commission is not taking any action.
Jatiya Party will stay in the election till the last moment to see what the government does; he added and urged the voters to vote for their party candidate Shafiqul Islam Modhu.
Meanwhile, independent candidate S M Shafiqur Rahman Mushfique today announced the election manifesto at a press conference at Khulna Press Club.
With the slogan ‘Give me an opportunity, I will change the Khulna city,’ Mushfique placed various commitments including enhancing of city facilities if he is elected as mayor.
Mayor candidate Moulana Abdul Awal of Islami Andolon Bangladesh (hand fan), Jaker Party candidate S M Sabbir Hossain (rose), and all councilor candidates are in hectic campaigns in different wards seeking votes for their respective symbols.
The KCC election will be held on June 12 in 289 polling centres.