BNP standing body meets to select DNCC mayoral candidate

13 Jan 2018, 19:24 | updated: 13 Jan 2018, 22:15

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Dhaka: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia sat in a meeting with her party’s standing committee members on Saturday night to finalise the party’s candidate for the by-polls to Dhaka North City Corporation mayoral post. 

The meeting began around 9:40pm at the BNP chief’s Gulshan office, reports the UNB.

A party standing committee member, wishing anonymity, said the meeting has been convened mainly to finalise the party’s mayoral candidate for the DNCC by-polls.

Khaleda Zia also had a meeting with the top leaders of BNP-led 20-party alliance last week over the issue.

At the meeting, the alliance leaders assured Khaleda of extending their support to the BNP candidate she will nominate to contest the by-election.

 As per the schedule declared by the Election Commission, the by-polls to the DNCC mayoral post will be held on February 26.