He, however, noted that he still expects BNP to back him in the mayoral race. “I believe in nationalist ideology and was brought up believing in it. I respect Bangabandhu, while at the same time Shaheed President Ziaur R*ahman is my political ideology and conscience,” he said. The mayoral candidate also termed him a candidate of ‘the generation’ and hoped for unity among people on some common issues. “As I’m contesting the election being a representative of the generation, the two leaders (Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia) are like mothers to us; and definitely I would seek support from them. I seek support from all,” he said.
He also vowed to continue his fight against corruption. Mahi B Chowdhury is expected to make his manifesto public for the mayoral race on April, 13. Nineteen candidates, including Awami League-backed Anisul Haque, Jatiya Party-backed Bahauddin Ahmed Babul, Ganasanghati Andolon-backed Zonayed Saki, Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB)-backed Abdullah Al Kafi, Bobby Hajjaz, Tabith Awal, Sara Hossain Kabari, are contesting the DNCC polls as mayoral candidates.