Gouripur (Mymensingh): A total of 61 candidates are contesting for the posts of mayor, general councillor, and reserve councillor of Gouripur Municipality in Mymensingh district.
Bangladesh Awami League’s nominated mayoral candidate former mayor Shafiqul Islam Hobby is contesting, present councilor Ataur Rahman Ata is contesting for the same post, nominated by BNP. present mayor Syed Rafiqul Islam is also contesting as independent candidate and two other candidates are Abu Syed Md Farukuzzaman as a NAP-nominated candidateand Abu Kousar Ronty Chowdhury as independent candidatein Gouripur Municipality election of Gouripur upazila.
In the municipal election of Gouripur upazila, a total of 42 candidates will vie for general councillor posts while 14 will contest for reserve councillor seats. Candidates and voters expressed serious concerns about whether the elections would be conducted in a free and fair manner in this situation. The leaders and activists of both parties could join the electioneering in full swing.
The prime minister, speakers, ministers, chief whip, deputy speaker, opposition leader, deputy leader of parliament, deputy opposition leader, state ministers and similarly ranked people, members of parliament and mayors of the city corporations cannot participate in campaign activities, according to the election code of conducts.
The polling to Gouripur Municipality is scheduled for January 30.People are projecting confidence on Election Day, as more than 70% ballots from 21,212voters will be cast in the municipality polls.
January 28, 2020