AL-backed panel sweeps Khulna Bar polls

Monday, 27 November 2017

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.