Voters of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) are casting ballots to elect the new executive committee for 2021-22 period.
Voting in the two-day polls began at 10am on Wednesday and will continue until 5pm with one-hour break.Balloting will resume from 10am Thursday and continue until 5pm, said Kazi Jaynal Abedin, member of SCBA election conducting committee.
The elections are being held in fourteen posts--seven for secretarial posts and the rest are executive posts.
Of the total 51 candidates— –27 are contesting against seven secretarial posts–five contesting for president posts, six against two vice-president posts, each four against secretary and treasurer posts and eight candidates are fighting against two assistant secretary posts.
Besides, 24 candidates are fighting for seven executive member posts.
The ruling Awami League (AL) backed Sammillito Ainjibi Samannay Parishad led by Bangabandhu Awami Ainjibi Parishad announced its panel by nominating Senior Advocate Abdul Matin Khosru and Advocate Abdul Alim Mia Juwel respectively as its president and secretary candidate. The AL backed lawyers panel is identified as white panel.
Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Oikko Parishad led by BNP backed Jatiyatabadi Ainjebi Forum which known as blue panel also announced its candidacy by nominating Advocate Fazlur Rahman as its president and incumbent secretary Barrister Ruhul Kuddus Kajal as its secretary.