Desk Report

20 May, 2023 16:57

Ariful Haque Chowdhury won’t contest Sylhet city polls

Sylhet City Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury has officially decided not to participate in the Sylhet City Corporation elections.

He made the announcement at a public meeting held at the Registrar Ground in Sylhet today (20 May 2023).

Ariful Haque Chowdhury said he took the decision following the directives of the party's cental commitee.

here was much discussion whether BNP leader Ariful, who was elected mayor for two consecutive terms, will contest the Sylhet City Corporation elections or not. Ending all speculations, mayor Ariful has declared he will not contest in the upcoming city polls.

BNP decided to boycott the upcoming city corporation elections in five cities as the elections are held under the current government.

The deadline for nomination submission is on 21 May and withdrawal on 1 June.

The polls to Sylhet city corporation would be held on 21 June 2023.

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