Jatiya Press Club election today
Published : Thursday, 31 December, 2020 at 12:01 AM Count : 194
The election to the Jatiya Press Club managing committee will be held on Thursday.
A total of 46 candidates are contesting for 17 posts of the managing committee.
Voting to elect the new managing committee of the club for the 2021-22 tenure will begin at 9:00am and continue till 5:00pm without any break.
The 23rd biennial general meeting of the club was held at its auditorium on Wednesday.
Under the supervision of senior journalist Md Mostofa-e-Jamil, a seven-member Election Conducting Committee will conduct the election. Other members of the committee are Zafar Iqbal, Mostafizur Rahman, SM Shawkat Hossain, Goutam Arindam Barua, Shamima Chowdhury and Md Moniruzzaman.
Two panels led by Farida Yasmin-Omar Faruque Parishad and Sabuj-Ilyas Parishad are contesting in the election. A total of 34 candidates of these two panels are vying for 17 posts of the committee.
Besides, seven more candidates outside the panels are contesting for several posts.
Jatiya Press Club's present general secretary Farida Yasmin and former secretary general of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Omar Faruque are contesting for the posts of president and general secretary respectively from the Farida Yasmin-Omar Faruque Parishad
Jatiya Press Club's former president Kamal Uddin Sabuj and former joint general secretary Ilyas Khan are contesting for the posts of president and general secretary respectively from Sabuj-Ilyas Parishad.