DHAKA: The ruling Awami League-backed mayoral candidates Atiqul Islam and Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Tuesday (Dec 31) submitted their nomination forms for elections to the two city corporations of Dhaka.
DNCC (Dhaka North City Corporation) Returning Officer Abul Kashem received nomination paper from Atiqul Islam at the Election Training Institute (ETI) at Agargoan in the capital this noon.
A number of Awami League leaders attended during submission of the nomination paper.
Besides, DSCC (Dhaka South City Corporation) Returning Officer Abdul Baten received nomination paper from Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh at the ward no. 8 community centre in Gopibagh in the capital around 12:30 pm.
Awami League leaders Abdur Rahman, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif and Jubo League president Sheikh Fazle Shams Parash , among others, were present during submission of the nomination paper.
Earlier on December 29, AL picked incumbent mayor Atiqul Islam and Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh Islam as its mayoral candidates for the DNCC and DSCC elections, slated for January 30.
According to the Election Commission, the mayoral and councillor aspirants of both DNCC and DSCC will have to submit their nomination papers to the commission by December 31 (today).
The nomination papers will be scrutinized on January 2, while the aspirants will have until January 9 to withdraw their candidature.
BDST: 1355 HRS, DEC 31, 2019