Newly-elected Dhaka mayors Taposh, Atiqul take oath

Dhaka, Thursday   02 April 2020

Akash

Newly-elected Dhaka mayors Taposh, Atiqul take oath

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:40 AM, 27 February 2020   Updated: 01:28 PM, 27 February 2020

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath to two Dhaka mayors. - Screenshot taken from TV footage

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath to two Dhaka mayors. - Screenshot taken from TV footage

The newly elected mayors of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) took oath on Thursday morning.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath of office to DSCC Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam at Shapla Hall of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).  

Meanwhile, 172 councillors from the general wards and reserved women’s seats in the two city corporations also sworn in today. Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives Minister Md Tazul Islam administered the oath of offices at the same venue. 

The elections to the DSCC and DNCC were held on February 1. Awami League-backed candidates -Taposh and Atiqul - swept the elections as residents of the capital elected their mayors to hold the offices of DSCC and DNCC for next five years.

Alongside the two elected mayors, 100 councillors - 75 general councillors from 75 wards and 25 women councillors from 25 reserved seats - were elected in DSCC, while 72 councillors - 54 general councillors from 54 wards and 18 women councillors from 18 reserved seats - in DNCC. 

However, the newly elected mayors and councillors will have to wait until the middle of May to take charge as the five-year tenure of the incumbent public representatives of DSCC will expire on May 17 while that of DNCC on May 13 next.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader and Local Government, Rural Development, Co-operatives Minister Md Tazul Islam and the newly elected mayors of Dhaka were also present on the dais.  

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