DNCC mayor Atiqul takes oath
Published: 11:33 AM, 7 March 2019
Md Atiqul Islam has been sworn in as the mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Thursday morning.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath at a ceremony at Shapla Hall of her office in the capital at around 10:17 am.
Meanwhile, 38 newly-elected general councilors and 12 female councilors of the reserved seats, who were elected from the extended areas of the capital’s two city corporations, were also sworn in at the same venue.
Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Md Tajul Islam administered the oath to the councilors.
Earlier on February 28, Awami League candidate Atiqul Islam won the by-election to the DNCC mayoral post by a huge margin. Atiqul bagged 8,39,302 votes while his nearest rival Shafin Ahmed of Jatiya Party polled 52,429 in the by-election.