Voting in Dhaka Bar Association polls starts

The voting in two-day polls to elect the office bearers for 2019-2020 of Dhaka Bar Association has started on Wednesday morning.

The voting started around 9 am and balloting will go on till 5pm, with one hour recess from 1pm to 2pm on both of the days.

A total of 54 candidates are vying for 27 posts including President and General Secretary. Some 17, 897 lawyers are expected to cast their ballots in the polls.

Pro-independence Sammilito Ainjibi Samannay Parishad candidates are taking part in the polls under White Panel, while BNP-Jamaat supported candidates are contesting under Blue Panel.

Gazi Md Shah Alam and Md Asaduzzaman Khan (Rochi) are contesting for the posts of president and general secretary respectively from White Panel, while Md Iqbal Hossain and Md Hossain Ali Khan Hasan are vying for the posts from Blue Panel.

Advocate Mokhlesur Rahman Badal conducting the polls as Chief Election Commissioner.

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