Bangladesh Time: The Awami League has fielded Sayeed Khokon, Dhaka City Awami League organizing secretary, and Anisul Haque, former FBCCI president, as mayoral candidates for polls of Dhaka city corporations.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced their candidacies – Sayeed for Dhaka South City Corporation and Anisul for Dhaka North City Corporation.
Hasina called the two in Gonobhaban on Thursday night and told them to prepare for the elections, said the premier’s press wing.
On February 16, the prime minister discussed city corporation polls at the weekly cabinet meeting.
The Election Commission said the following day it would arrange polls as soon as the government directed to do so.
The premier on February 23 ordered the Election Commission to arrange polls in both the city corporations.
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