CCC Polls: M Rezaul Karim elected Ctg mayor...

CCC Polls: M Rezaul Karim elected Ctg mayor

 Chattogram Metropolitan Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:06 AM, 28 January 2021   Updated: 10:48 AM, 28 January 2021

M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury has been elected mayor of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC)

M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury has been elected mayor of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC)

Awami League candidate M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury has been elected mayor of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC). He won by a margin of more than 3 lakh votes than his nearest rival.

Returning officer Muhammad Hasanuzzaman made the announcement from the temporary control room of the Election Commission at the gymnasium hall of MA Aziz Stadium in the city at 1:35 am on Wednesday.

“Out of 19,38,706 voters of the city – 4,36,543 people cast their votes in the election and 1,053 votes have been canceled. in total, the percentage of votes is 22.52 percent,” he said. 

Voting in two of the 735 centers was postponed, in view of this, in the 733 centers — M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury got 3,69,248 votes for the ‘boat’ symbol and his nearest rival Dr. Shahadat Hossain got 52,489 votes for the ‘paddy sheath’  symbol.

Among other mayoral candidates —  Md. Jannatul Islam, ‘hand-fan’ symbol, got 4,970 votes, Abul Manzur, ‘mango’ symbol, got 4,653 votes, MA Matin, ‘candle’ symbol, got 2,126 votes, Muhammad Waheed Murad, ‘chair’ symbol, got 1.109 votes and Khokon Chowdhury, ‘elephant’ symbol, got 885 votes.

Awami League-backed candidates have won in 39 out of 41 wards for the post of general councilor. Among them, 6 rebels have won votes against their party candidates.

Besides, one candidate has been elected unopposed in one of the remaining two wards. The election for the post of councilor of the other ward which was postponed due to the death of the councilor candidate – will be held on February 28.

Meanwhile, Awami League-backed women candidates have won the reserved councilor posts in all wards as well as general councilors. A rebel candidate also won the election against her party candidates.

The CCC polls was started at 8:00 am on Wednesday and continued till 4:00 pm. Eight candidates contested for the post of mayor, 172 for the post of general councilor and 57 for the post of reserved councilor.

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