Mayoral candidates face the people in Rajshahi

Publish: 2:06 PM, July 14, 2018 | Update: 2:06:PM, July 14, 2018

RAJSHAHI – Four out of total five mayoral candidates for the upcoming Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) election scheduled to be held on July 30 promised to work for development of the city if they were elected.

They made this commitment while taking part in a “Face-to-Face with People” programme in the city today. Musaddique Hossain Bulbul (Paddy Sheaf), Habibur Rahman (Jackfruit), Shafiqul Islam (Hand fan) and Advocate Murad Murshed (Elephant) joined the programme responding to a volley of questions raised by the participants.

Awami League nominee mayoral candidate AHM Khairuzzaman Liton (Boat) could not attend the programme due to his engagement in election campaign.

Shushashoner Janno Nagorik (Shujan) organised the programme at Moonlight Garden Convention Centre for the awareness of Rajshahi voters and giving them the opportunity to put across their aspirations to the mayoral candidates.

The voters reminded the candidates that it was their moral responsibility to go by the commitments they make to the electorate.

Shujan leaders called upon the voters to elect honest and competent candidates in the forthcoming RCC election to empower and strengthen democracy and introduce sustainable socio-economic development of the country.

The participating voters expressed solidarity with the call and signed a declaration at the meeting for a peaceful, free and fair election.

On their part, the mayoral aspirants elaborated on their electoral commitments and plans to implement them, if voted to office.

Shujan central secretary Dr Badiul Alam Majumdar moderated the programme with its city unit president Pear Baksha in the chair.

The voters in general, representatives from socio-cultural-professional fields, human rights bodies and election monitoring organisations, among others, took part in the face-to-face programme.