Four mayors-elect to take oath Sunday


The newly elected mayors of Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet city corporations will be sworn in here on Sunday.


The swearing-in ceremony will be held at International Conference Centre at the Prime Minister’s office at 9.30 am.


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will administer the oath of the mayors while LGRD Minister Syed Ashraful Islam will administer the oath of the councillors of the four city corporations, said an official release on Saturday.


Opposition-backed mayoral candidates won the elections to the four city corporations held on June 15 defeating the ruling party-supported candidates with impressive margins.


In Rajshahi City Corporation, Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul’s win has brought the BNP leader back to the helm of the city after a gap of five years. AL favourite AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, who was elected mayor in 2008, lost to Bulbul by a margin of 47,332 votes.


The election to Khulna City Corporation saw the return of a local BNP leader to the mayoral post after five years. BNP favourite Moniruzzaman Moni beat AL-backed Talukder Abdul Khaleque by 60,671 votes.


In both Barisal and Sylhet, BNP-backed mayoral candidates defeated their rivals by 17,010 votes and 35,157 votes respectively.


In Barisal, Ahsan Habib Kamal outplayed his rival AL-backed Shawkat Hossain Hiron.


In Sylhet, BNP favourite Ariful Haque Chowdhury has done exactly what AL-backed Khaleque did in Khulna in 2008. Arif’s win ended the long rule of Badruddin Ahmed Kamran, who had served as mayor since the formation of Sylhet City Corporation in 2002.

Source: UNBConnect