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AL nominates Arfanul Haque for Cumilla city polls

By :The Report
Published : May 14, 2022 04:08:00 AM | Latest

Cumilla city unit General Secretary of Awami League Arfanul Haque Rifat has been nominated by the party as its mayoral candidate for the upcoming Cumilla City Corporation elections.


The decision was taken at a meeting of Awami League's Local Government Public Representative Nomination Board at Ganabhaban on Friday with Awami League President and also Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.


Rifat was among 14 party leaders seeking the party's support to fight Monirul Haque Sakku, the two-time mayor of Cumilla City Corporation (CCC) who will contest the polls as an independent candidate.


Apart from Cumilla City Corporation elections, AL announced its candidates for elections to three upazila parishads, six municipalities and 138 union parishads in eighth phase.


The deadline for submission of nomination papers for taking part in Cumilla City Corporation elections is May 17, scrutiny will be held on May 19 and last date for withdrawal of candidature is May 26. The polls will be held on June 15.