|Published : 22 Nov 2016, 11:59:20 | Updated : 22 Nov 2016, 12:21:37|
BNP names Shakhawat as NCC mayoral candidate
BNP has nominated Advocate Shakhawat Hossain Khan as its mayoral candidate to contest Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) polls.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the announcement at a press briefing at BNP's Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka on Tuesday, according to a news agency report.
On Friday, Awami League's local government nomination board selected incumbent NCC mayor Selina Hayat Ivy to contest the polls with the party's electoral symbol 'boat'.
Several leaders of Narayanganj BNP said five names have been proposed. They are Taimur Alam Khandker, Abul Kalam, Shakhawat Hossain, ATM Kamal, Prof Mamunur Rashid, Abdul Hai Raju and Rashida Zamal.
According to the schedule announced by the Election Commission, the NCC will go to polls on December 22.