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Electioneering gets momentum in Khulna city

Election campaign ends 12 midnight

WT24 Desk

The aspirants of Khulna City Corporation election and their agents are passing busy day in electioneering on the last day of campaign on Sunday, UNB reports.

All the mayoral and councilor candidates and their supporters put their frantic and final efforts to reach out to voters in different areas of the town to woo them for ensuring their victory.

They were found busy in distributing leaflets and festoons as well as personal appearances to voters for making their final appeals as electioneering to be ended at 12 am midnight (Sunday).

Most candidates staged big showdowns by bringing out colourful processions and rallies on the final day of the campaign in their respective areas.

The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday was seen requesting all the outsiders to leave the city corporation area within 12am Sunday using loud speakers.

Besides, the EC has taken all the necessary preparation to make the voting a success, sources at the commission said.

Additional law enforcers including Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) troops, 32 patrol teams and four striking forces of rapid Action Battalion (Rab) will be deployed in and around the city from the midnight.

Besides, a total of 31 magistrate will perform their duty, said the commission.

The mayoral candidates are: AL-backed Talukder Abdul Khaleque, BNP backed Nazrul Islam Manju, Jatiya Party backed Shafiqur Rahman Mushfiq, Islami Andolan Bangladesh backed Mawlana Mozzammil Haque and CPB backed Md Mizanur Rahman Babu.

The candidates are contesting on their respective party’s symbol, which is the first in the Khulna City Corporation.

Returning Officer Md Yunus ALi said all necessary preparations have been initiated for holding a free and fair election in Khulna.

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