Promising to present a smart city before the city dwellers, Awami League (AL) nominated mayoral candidate M Rezaul Karim Chowdhury said today that Chattogram is now on the super highway of development due to the dynamic leadership of Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“I want your votes in favor of my party symbol ‘boat’ for further development of the port city Chattogram,” he said.
He made the appeal before formal launching of election campaign of upcoming Chattogram City Corporation by offering Juma prayers at the Bahaddar Bari Jame Mosque in Bahaddarhat and visiting the graves of his parents and ancestors at his family graveyard.
Rezaul Karim Chowdhury said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, like Bangabandhu, has properly evaluated the immense potential of Chattogram realizing its natural beauty and economy, with unique combination of mountains, plains, seas and rivers.
“None could have evaluated Chattogram in that way. During the tenure of other regimes, Chattogram remained a neglected city,” he alleged.
He said that the late leader ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury had opened a new door of development in Chattogram when he was first elected mayor.
“Despite extreme non-cooperation of the then BNP government, he signaled the unimaginable development of Chattogram by creating income generating projects in the city corporation,” he said.
Rezaul Karim Chowdhury said as a soldier of Bangabandhu’s ideology, a freedom fighter and a close associate of Mohiuddin Chowdhury he would make Chattogram a transparent and smart city by applying 100% modern facilities.
He also promised that city dwellers will easily get all kinds of modern services if he is elected once.
He was accompanied by AL Ctg general secretary and former mayor AJM Nasir Uddin, organizing secretary Noman Al Mahmud, AL leader Shamsul Alam, Juba League leader Farid Mahmud and other leaders and workers of city AL.
The Chattogram City Corporation election, which was postponed due to Corona, will be held on January 27.