Upazila Parishad Election
Campaigning begins in Khulna
Election campaign has begun in all nine upazilas of Khulna district from Thursday afternoon after 26 candidates got their symbols for chairman posts, 43 for vice-chairman and 36 for female vice-chairman posts.
Of them, two Awami Legaue (AL) candidates of Batiaghata and Phultala upazila councils (parishad) and one AL vice-chairman candidate of Dakop upazila have been elected unopposed as rival candidates withdrew their candidacy yesterday, last day of the nomination paper withdrawal.
They are Akram Hossain and Ashraful Alam Khan, incumbent upazila chairmen of Fultala and Batiaghata upazila councils, and Gauranga Prasad Roy, AL leader of Dakop upazila, confirmed returning officer Ziaur Rahman.
At least seven AL candidates with ‘boat symbol’, 12 AL rivals and 5 from different parties are contesting for chairmen posts while 42 for vice-chairman and 36 for female vice-chairmen posts are contesting in nine upazila councils of Khulna.
Among them, the numbers are contesting for chairmen posts are--- Koyra -2, Terokhada – 3, Rupsha-5, Dumuria-5, Dakop-2, Dighalia -3 and Paikgachha– 4, for vice-chairmn posts --- Koyra-8, Fultala 3, Terokhada – 4, Batiaghata - 6, Rupsha – 6, Dumuria -7, Dighalia - 4 and Paikgachha – 4 and for female vice-chairman posts --- Koyra-5, Fultala-3, Terokhada – 4, Batiaghata – 5, Rupsha – 4, Dumuria -4, Dakop-3, Dighalia -2 and Paikgachha-6.
The fourth phase upazila council election will be held in all nine upazila on March 31.
Candidates and their supporters conducted election campaign after getting symbol at their respective upazila through procession, rally, view–exchange meeting, leaflets distribution and hanging posters with ropes on different roads.