Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Chattogram Bar Association chief from BNP, general secretary from AL

  • Chattogram Bureau bdnews24.com
    Published: 2019-02-11 14:51:24 BdST


The Chattogram Bar Association elections have ended in a stalemate between lawyers supporting the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami and the Awami League.

Candidates from the two panels secured nine positions apiece in the race for 19 positions on Sunday.

The remaining post was taken by a candidate of the Samomona Ainjibi Sangsad. 

Chief Election Commissioner Anwarul Islam Chowdhury announced the results of the day-long polls on Sunday night.

Badrul Anwar of the pro-BNP and Jamaat lawyers’ panel was elected president with 1,235 votes.

Awami League-backed Ayub Khan took the post of general secretary with 1,088 votes.

The election saw 2,733 of 3,426 potential voters cast their ballots.