Gouripur (Mymensingh): Present Mayor Syed Rafiqul Islam held an exchange of views with journalists at his residence on Friday (January 22) evening.
The meeting was chaired by HM Khairul Basar, convener of Gouripur Press Club.
In the press conference he said that he has popularity enough to win in the third phase elections to municipalities will be held on January 30 as an independent candidate.
Gouripur municipality's mayor Syed Rafiqul Islam elected twice before, was expected to get party nomination this year.
But he did not get party nomination for some causes.
When asked about, he said that before that he was a councilor once, then he was elected as an independent mayoral candidate by a huge vote, in the last municipal election, he became the Awami League nominated candidate and won by a huge margin with the boat symbol.
This time during the nomination, he did not get the party nomination as he was in jail.
He had been falsely accused in the murder case of Masudur Rahman Shuvro, General Secretary of Upazila unit Awami Swechchhasebak league, for which he was in a very embarrassing situation.
He expected mass media and field administration for the election successful and voting should be going on in a peaceful manner inside the polling station
January 24, 2021