Pro BNP-Jamaat lawyers’ platform Jatiyatabadi Oikya Panel (JOP) have swept the elections to the Dhaka Bar Association (DBA).
BNP supported candidates M Khorshed Alam and Azizul Islam Khan Bachchu were elected president and general secretary of the DBA respectively defeating their rival candidates Mohammad Saidur Rahman Manik and Mohammad Ayubur Rahman from Sammilita Ainjibi Samannay Parishad (SASP), a forum of pro-Awami League lawyers.
DBA chief election commissioner Khandaker Abdul Mannan announced the results early hours of Saturday.
The results show JOP secured 21 out of 27 posts while SASP won six posts including Treasurer Hasibur Rahman Didar, cultural affairs secretary Afroza Farhana Ahmed Orange and social welfare affairs secretary Prahlad Chandra Saha Palash.
The two-day long election for the 2017-18 tenure began on Wednesday (February 22) at the lawyers’ association auditorium of Dhaka Bar in the capital.
SASP had swept the election to the Dhaka Bar Association by securing 21 out of 27 posts in the last year.