AL-backed panel sweeps Khulna Bar polls

Published: November 27, 2017 15:03:15 | Updated: November 28, 2017 15:22:20


The logo of Bangladesh Bar Council used for representation.

AL-backed Sommilito Ainjibi Somonnoy Parishad has won the annual election to the executive committee of Khulna District Bar Association, bagging eight out of 14 posts, including that of president.

BNP-Jamaat lawyers’ forum Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Oikya Parishad won only six posts, including that of general secretary, in the election held on Sunday. The results were announced at 1:00am on Monday, according to a news agency report.

AL-backed candidate advocate Kazi Abu Shahin was elected president, securing 546 votes while pro-BNP candidate advocate Moshiur Rahman the general secretary of the bar association, bagging 535 votes.

Twenty-eight candidates from the two panels contested the election. A total of 1,119 voters, out of 1,270, cast their votes in the election.

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