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Atiqul gets ticket for DNCC mayoral race

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.

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