RAJSHAHI: Candidates for both mayoral and ward councilors along with their workers and supporters are passing busy days with campaigning for the upcoming election to Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC), reports BSS.
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.
Workers and activists of the candidates were seen very much busy hanging posters and opening election offices. Several parts of the city got a new look with huge posters, banners and festoons.
“I am very much happy and enjoying the changed atmosphere,” said Nazrul Islam, a sexagenarian voter of Budhpara area.
He expects all the contestants and their supporters will follow election code of conduct till the last day of the campaign.
Afroza Akter Poly, a resident of Upashahar area, expressed her happiness over the election mode across the city. She, however, expects peaceful and congenial atmosphere during the entire electioneering period.
A total of 217 candidates are contesting in the upcoming RCC election scheduled to be held on July 30. Of them, five for mayor, 160 for general councilors and 52 for reserved seats for women councilors.Assistant Returning Officer Atiar Rahman said AHM Khairuzzaman Liton (Boat), Musaddique Hossain Bulbul (Paddy Sheaf), Habibur Rahman (Jackfruit), Shafiqul Islam (Hand fan) and Advocate Murad Murshed (Elephant) are the mayoral aspirants.
Among the mayoral candidates, Awami League nominee AHM Khairuzzaman Liton first announced his election manifesto, promising to generate employment opportunities for one lakh unemployed people if he was elected.