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Ctg district Bar Association election February 10

Sumel Sarker

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Ctg district Bar Association election February 10

07 February 2016, Nirapad News: The election to Chittagong District Bar Association (CDBA) will be held on February 10 with three panels contesting the election.

Election commission sources said all preparations including printing of ballot papers have been completed and candidates have been urged to obey the election rules strictly.

Chief election commissioner Advocate A K M Sirajul Islam Chowdhury told BSS that wall writing and pasting posters have strictly been prohibited.

Candidates are also obeying the rules and regulations as per the directives of the election commission, he added. Three panels, Awami League and pro-liberation forces backed Chattagram Sommilito Ainjibi Somonnoy Parishad, progressive and left leaning Somomona Ainjibi Sangsad and pro- BNP-Jamaat backed Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Oikya Parishad are vying for posts in the election this year.

CDBA sources said a total of 45 candidates are vying for the posts of 19 office-bearers including 10 executive committee members. Ratan Kumar Roy from Sommilito Ainjibi Somonnoy Parishad, Mohammad Humoyun Kabir Rasel from Somomona Ainjibi Sangsad and Mohammad Kafiluddin Chowdhury from Ainjibi Oikya Parishad are contesting for the post of President. Besides, Mohammad Abu Hanif from Somonnoy Parishad, S M Jahed Biru from Somomona Sangsad and S U M Nurul Islam from Oikya Parishad are in the race for the post of General Secretary. Advocate AKM Sirajul Islam Chowdhury will act as the chief election commissioner, while Advocate Dr Shafiqul Islam and Advocate S M Showkat Hossain as election commissioners.

Voting will begin at CDBA Auditorium at 9am and continue till 4pm without any break, the sources said. A total of 3450 lawyers are eligible to exercise their right of franchise in the election.

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