Upcoming festivities surround the vibrant constituencies of Dhaka as the 12th National Parliament Election approaches. In this fervent atmosphere, candidates tirelessly navigate door to door, weaving a tapestry of promises for the electorate.
Seeking prayers and backing for their distinctive symbols, they embark on a journey marked by competitive campaigning principles, encompassing processions, meetings, rallies, and unwavering people-to-people interactions. Fearlessly embracing these strategies since the initiation of their candidacies, the beginning of this witnessed not only the strides of party candidates but also the emergence of independent contenders, all committed to the democratic process.
Nanok Denounces BNP-Jamaat Hindrance, Vows to Safeguard Democracy in Dhaka-13
Addressing the challenges faced during the election fervor, Jahangir Kabir Nanok, a central committee member of the Awami League, condemns the hindrance posed by BNP-Jamaat. He voices concerns that while the nation celebrates, these parties attempt to obstruct the democratic process, posing a threat to democracy and the sovereignty of the nation. From Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, where he is a candidate in the Dhaka-13 constituency, Nanok actively engages in leaflet distribution and exchanging ideas with the public.
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In ward-53, Syed Abu Hossain Babla, a National Party candidate in Dhaka-4, communicates and distributes leaflets in various areas. Meanwhile, Awami League candidate Sanjida Khanam campaigns for boat in Wards 59, 51, and 52, cautioning voters against false promises. She emphasizes that voters should not trust deceptive assurances, warning them that some candidates may disappear for five years once elected. Independent candidate Dr. M. A. Awlad Hossain, former private secretary to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, actively connects with people in Ward 58, seeking their votes.
Notably, Advocate Kamrul Islam, the Member of Parliament for Dhaka-2, and Keraniganj Upazila Chairman Shahin Ahmed, rise above longstanding differences, sharing a stage and burying their disputes. At the Shahid Minar premises in Keraniganj, the leaders set aside conflicts, uniting to support the cause of promoting boat as the symbol of development and progress. This collaborative and reconciliatory gesture showcases a collective commitment to the democratic process, transcending individual disparities for a shared objective.
Nikhil and Dipjol’s Dynamic Duo
In the Dhaka-14 constituency, Mainul Hossain Khan Nikhil, the Awami League’s boat symbol candidate, initiates a campaign journey accompanied by the iconic figure of Dhaka Cinema, actor Dipjol. Dipjol, the former councilor of DSCC Ward 9, joins Nikhil in the campaign for boat through Gabtoli, Darussalam, and Diabari areas, engaging with party workers in front of Gobtali Cinema Hall.
Simultaneously, Tofazzal Hossain Tinu, the councilor of DSCC Ward 7 in Mirpur, collaborates with Kamal Ahmed Mojumdar, an independent candidate, to organize a public gathering at Kamal Ahmed Majumdar School and College. Tinu, also a candidate, conducts a meeting with the business community in Muktijoddha Market in Mirpur-1.
In the Dhaka-5 constituency, Mashiur Rahman Molla Sajal, an independent candidate and son of four-time Member of Parliament Habibur Rahman Mollah, actively campaigns in the election areas. With the support of the transport owner and workers’ organization, Sajal arranges gatherings and processions in Dholaipur, Jatrabari, and Sayedabad. In DSCC’s Ward 50, Sajal connects with people across various areas, organizing meetings for a strong presence. Awami League’s candidate, former general secretary of Dhaka Metropolitan South Awami League, Harunur Rashid Muna, collaborates with activists and supporters in different areas of Ward 62 and 60 of DSCC.
Call for Ministerial Role for Kamal Ahmed Majumdar
In Dhaka-15 constituency, supporters are demanding the re-appointment of Awami League’s boat symbol candidate, Minister of Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumdar as minister once again. This demand resonates during a campaign event in the extensive areas of Dholaipur, Jatrabari, and Sayedabad, organized by the business community of Noakhali Samity in Mirpur-13. Jamal Mostafa, the president of the Awami League in Kafrul Thana, and panel mayor, serves as the chief guest at the event. Meanwhile, Shamsul Haque, candidate of Jatiya Party, actively engages with people and distributes leaflets in various areas of Ward 13 in DSCC.
On the other hand, Haji Syedullah Milan, the Jatiya Party’s candidate for Dhaka-7 constituency, has commenced extensive public engagement in Lalbagh. Further, Mohammad Solaiman Selim, the Awami League’s boat symbol candidate, is actively connecting with the public in Chawk Bazar.
Elias Uddin Molla, the Awami League’s boat symbol candidate for Dhaka-16 constituency and the incumbent Member of Parliament, convenes a consensus meeting with residents and local leaders in the Eastern Housing area of Mirpur-12. During this session, he awards winners of the Pallabi Club’s sports competition, fostering communal harmony. Elias also engages in a consensus meeting with parents of students at M.A. Latif School in Ward 2. Salauddin Robin, a former general secretary of Rupnagar Thana Awami League and an independent candidate with the eagle symbol, actively campaigns in various areas of Mirpur-7.
Independent Candidates Pledge Growth and Progress
Freedom Fighter Tofazzal Hossain, an independent candidate with the truck symbol for Dhaka-18 constituency, engages with the public in the Dewanbari area of Dakshinkhan. He pledges to focus on the development of roads, schools, colleges, mosques, madrasas, and orphanages in the region if elected. Kasru Choudhury, an independent candidate with the Kettle symbol, expresses the vision to build a smart Dhaka-18 constituency. Doyal Kumar, an independent candidate, connects with the public, emphasizing his commitment to the area’s development.
Steering the course in Dhaka-10 constituency, actor Ferdaus Ahmed, carrying the symbolic boat, orchestrates a campaign that leaves no enclave untouched. In Ward 16 of DSCC, Ahmed’s magnetic presence permeates every nook and cranny, his candidacy a beacon drawing attention to the promises he extends. His campaign becomes an impassioned performance, a political drama that captivates the audience, culminating in a crescendo of support.
A F M Baha Uddin Nasim, the stalwart boat symbol bearer for Dhaka-8 constituency from the Awami League, emerges as the paragon of relentless campaigning. Nasim’s strategies unfold with a seamless blend of outreach, public engagement, leaflet distribution, processions, and impactful roadshows. In this grand political symphony, Nasim’s candidacy stands as a resounding melody, echoing the commitment of the Awami League to Dhaka-8’s prosperity.