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EC allocates symbols to DNCC, DSCC poll candidates

Published : Monday, 11 February, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 200

The Election Commission (EC) has allocated symbols for Dhaka North City Corporation elections and symbols to the councillor candidates in general and reserved women seats in Dhaka South. Dhaka North City Corporation Returning Officer Abul Kashem has allocated the symbols to the candidates under his jurisdiction, while Returning Officer Rakib Mondol allocated the symbols to the councillor candidates in general and reserved women seats in Dhaka South.

A total of five contestants are in the mayoral race of Dhaka North City Corporation. EC assigned the 'boat' symbol to Atikul Islam from the Awami League, the 'plough' to Shafin Ahmed from Jatiya Party, the 'mango' to Anisur Rahman Dewan from NPP, the 'table clock' to independent candidate Abdur Rahim and the 'tiger' to Shaheen Khan from PDP. However, EC also allocated election symbols to councillor aspirants in 36 general wards and 12 reserved wards in both the North and South city corporations.

One mayoral candidate in Dhaka North and 68 candidates in extended wards in Dhaka North and South withdrew their nominations on Saturday, the deadline to withdraw nomination papers. "The contestants can begin their campaign after the symbol allocation. They have to stop the campaign 32 hours prior to the elections," said Returning Officer Abul Kashem.

The candidates can continue their campaign until 12:00am on February 26.
More than 250 nominees are contesting the general and reserve ward posts in both Dhaka North and South in the election.

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