The Election Commission (EC) has allocated the polls symbols to the five mayoral candidates in the by-polls of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC). Atiqul Islam (Awami League) got the boat as the election symbol, Shafin Ahmed (Jatiya Party) the plough, Shahin Khan (Progressive Democratic Party) the tiger, Anisur Rahman (National People’s Party) the mango and Abdur Rahim (Independent) the table clock. The candidates can continue their election campaign till midnight of February 26, DNCC Election Returning Officer Abul Kashem said while allocating the polls symbols to the candidates on Sunday morning.
He also urged the candidates to take part in the campaign following the electoral code of conduct. Earlier on February 9 on the last day of withdrawal of candidacy, Nationalist Democratic Movement candidate Bobby Hajjaj withdrew his candidature for the by-polls. The DNCC by-polls will be held on February 28. The DNCC mayoral post fell vacant following the death of Annisul Huq on November 30, 2017. He was elected mayor on April 28, 2015. Election to councillor posts in the 36 new wards – 18 under the DNCC and 18 under the Dhaka South City Corporation – will be held on February 28.