Awami League councilor candidates aren’t relieved to be nominated by the party within the Chittagong City Corporation elections. ‘Rebel’ candidates in multiple wards have raised concerns. Senior leaders are failing to subdue the nominees by holding meetings quite once. The central leaders and workers also are in an embarrassing situation.
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Although several senior leaders, including Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, issued stern warnings to the rebel candidates, they didn’t comply. Awami League joint general secretary Mahbubul-Alam Hanif visited Chittagong to make a decision on the newest rebel candidates. He also exchanged views with the leaders and activists and warned them to require strict action against the rebel candidates. Despite this, there are doubts about the rebel candidates withdrawing from the election.
There are 41 general and 14 reserved wards in Chittagong City Corporation. There are 161 candidates for general ward councilor and 56 candidates for reserved ward councilor. of those candidates, 110 have received party nominations from Awami League and BNP. There are still many ‘rebel’ candidates within the Awami League. Among them are about twenty-four former councilors.
According to the new date announced by the committee (EC), polling is going to be held in Chittagong City on January 27. Awami League president Gazi Mohammad Shafiul Azim has been nominated for the boat within the corporation’s No. 1 South Pahartali ward. Former councilor Tawfiq Ahmed Chowdhury is active within the constituency as a ‘rebel’. Mohammad Ibrahim, a member of Mahanagar Juba League, has been given party nomination in Jalalabad ward no. Former councilor Shahed Iqbal is here as an independent candidate. Mohammad Salahuddin, former general secretary of Mahanagar Chhatra League, has been given party nomination in Firingi Bazar Ward No. 33, excluding the last year’s winning candidate. Former councilor Hasan Murad Biplob, who was dropped, is active within the election field as an independent candidate. Abul Hasnat Mohammad Belal, a member of Mahanagar Swechchhasebak League, has been nominated in Lalkhan Bazar Ward No. 14. Former councilor Abul Fazal Kabir Ahmad Manik is within the field.
Apart from this, there are rebel candidates in Rampur Ward No. 25, Alkaran Ward No. 31, Uttar Pahartali Ward No. 9, Dakshin Kattli Ward No. 11, Saraipara Ward No. 12, and Lalkhan Bazar Ward No. 14.
The reserved women councilor candidates also are shortly behind within the race to become rebel candidates. In reserved ward 3, Johra Begum was first given a celebration nomination from the party. Former councilor Jasmine Parveen Jesse, who was on the sector as a rebel there, was later nominated by the party. Now dropped Johra Begum is active within the field as a rebel candidate. Although Rumki Sengupta was nominated from the party in wards 16, 20, and 32, former councilor Anjuman Ara has become a rebel candidate there. Similarly, there are several rebel candidates within the 4th reserved ward, 9th reserved ward, 28th, 29th, and 36th wards.
Leaders of the Chittagong Metropolitan Awami League held an emergency meeting at the residence of Awami League nominee Rezaul Karim Chowdhury on Friday evening to make a decision on the rebel candidates. The meeting was attended by former minister, Awami League president Lee’s member engineer Mosharraf Hossain and Awami League joint general secretary responsible for Chittagong division Mahbubul-Alam Hanif. At the meeting, the leaders highlighted the party’s tough stance on the rebel candidates.
If they are going beyond the choice of the party, they’re told to require a troublesome decision like expulsion from the post of the party.
Mahbubul-Alam Hanif again issued a stern warning against the rebel candidates at a function held at the International Convention Center within the city on Saturday afternoon. “Organizational action is going to be taken against those that disobey the choice and remain candidates and work for the rebel candidate,” he said. Earlier, those that had contested in various elections as rebel candidates weren’t given boat symbols within the aftermath. Those liable for working for the rebels who acted against the party’s decision also are being fired. “
Rezaul Karim, the mayoral candidate, said, “I am in trouble because there are rebel candidates in several wards.” The supreme headquarters is asking them to abide by the choice of the party. If not, they’re going to need to pay extreme compensation. ‘
Muhammad Hasanuzzaman, the official of the Chasik election, told Samakal, “As the new election date has been announced, the fieldwork is being arranged.” Voting is going to be persisted an electronic mechanical device on January 27 from 8 am to 4 pm. thanks to the death of 4 candidates in Corona, the commission has announced new schedules for general wards 30, 37, and 40 and reserved wards 6. Interested candidates in these four wards can submit nomination papers by December 30.
There are six mayoral candidates within the constituency. Awami League nominated candidate M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury and BNP candidate Dr. Shahadat Hossain.
The Chasik election was scheduled for March 29 this year. But voting was postponed every week before the scheduled date thanks to the coronavirus epidemic. On Transfiguration, the government-appointed Khorshed Alam Sujan, vice-president of the metropolitan Awami League, because the administrator of Chasik for 180 days. The commission announced a replacement date for the elections on December 14.