Some 31,221 new voters are likely to exercise their right of franchise in the upcoming Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) election scheduled to be held on July 30.
Talking to BSS, many of them said they will cast their votes in favour of the candidate who will lead the city smartly. “We will remain in favour of development of the city,” said Monimul Haque, 20, a resident of Khojapur area.
He expected that the election will fulfill hopes and aspirations of the city dwellers as a whole.
“I am very much happy and enjoying the city’s gradually changing atmosphere,” said Momtaj Uddin, 19, a new voter of Meherchandia area.
He expects all the contestants and their supporters will follow election code of conduct till the last day of the campaign.
Bilkish Banu, 18, a resident of Haragram area, expressed her happiness over the election mode across the city. She, however, expects a peaceful and congenial atmosphere during the entire electioneering period.
Meanwhile, candidates for both mayoral and ward councilors along with their workers and supporters are passing busy days with campaigning for the upcoming election.
Braving both the sultry and rainy situation the candidates are seen meeting voters irrespective of age, sex and creed and caste with posters and leaflets to drum up support for them from early morning to midnight.
Flanked by large number of party leaders and workers the mayoral contestants are also seen meeting voters seeking their support throughout the day.