BNP-backed Taimur Alam Khandaker has altogether opposed use of Electronic Voting Machines in the Narayanganj City Corporation, Selina Hayat Ivy preferred it in three instead of nine centres while Shamim Osman went the whole hog for it. Ivy said she will make relatively fewer promises as she is against tall talks after Shamim Osman rattled off his successes when he was the Narayanganj-1 MP.
The war of words between Ivy and Shamim began in earnest in the televised debate, with Ivy firing the first salvo at her ‘elder brother’, saying he puts the party behind everything else. The people are behind me, the former Narayanganj municipality said during the primetime Election Commission debate. Shamim, on his part, said it is difficult to work without party support. “BNP did it first. We did it in response.”
At the start of the debate, Narayanganj City mayor hopefuls spelled out their plans for the new city before the voters.
Atiqul Islam Jibon was the first and he said he is running in the Corporation (NCC) election to abide by his mother’s order to serve the Narayanganj people.
Taimur urged people to try him out, while Atikur Rahman Nannu Munshi promised to fulfil people’s expectations.
Former Awami League MP Shamim said he dreams of turning Narayanganj into the best city corporation while Awami League leader Ivy says she wants to serve people and present a clean city.
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