MNA National Desk: Ruling Awami League has picked businessman Atiqul Islam as the party’s candidate in the upcoming by-polls to the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor post.
Awami League Local Government Parliamentary Board endorsed him at a meeting held on Tuesday night with party president Sheikh Hasina in the chair, said AL general secretary Obaidul Quader.
Atiqul is a former president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). A newcomer in politics, he is a brother to former chief justice Md Tofazzal Islam and former BGB chief Moinul Islam.
Hasina and other senior leaders of the party interviewed the aspirants earlier on Tuesday.