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Bangladesh Bar Council election begins

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 25th May, 2022 10:46:03 AM
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The election to Bangladesh Bar Council, the central body of lawyers, is started across the country on Wednesday morning.

The casting of votes began around 10:00am and will continue till 5:00pm at 77 polling centres.

A total of 34 candidates are contesting for the seven general seats, and 23 candidates are contesting for the seven regional seats.

Although a total of 57 candidates are vying for the 14 posts of the Bangladesh Bar Council, a licensing and regulatory body for all the lawyers of Bangladesh.

Advocate Shah Jikrul Ahmed, one of the candidates for the general seven seats from Awami League-backed Sammilito Ainjibi Samonnay Parishad, died of a heart attack in Goplalganj town on May 7 while he was on a campaign for the election.

Now Advocate Syed Rezaur Rahman, Advocate Md Kamrul Islam, Advocate Muklesur Rahman Badal, Advocate Shah Khasruzzaman, Advocate Md Robiul Alam Budu and Advocate Sayed Ahmed Raja are vying for the general seven seats of the Bangladesh Bar Council election this year from the Sammilito Ainjibi Samonnay Parishad.

Advocate Abdul Baten is contesting for the seat of ‘A Group’ from this panel. The others candidates from this panel are--- Advocate Md Jalal Uddin Khan for the seat of ‘B Group’, Advocate Mohammad Mujibul Hoque for the seat of ‘C Group’, Advocate AFM Ruhul Anam Chowdhury Mintu for the seat for ‘D Group’, Advocate Anis Uddin Ahmed Shahid for the seat of ‘E Group’, Advocate Md Ekramul Haque for the seat of ‘F Group’ and Advocate Abdur Rahman for the seat of ‘G Group’.

Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali, Advocate Zainul Abedin, Advocate Muhammad Jasim Uddin Sarker, Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokan, Barrister Abdullah Al Mamun, Barrister Ruhul Quddus Kazal and Advocate Mohammad Abdul Matin are vying for the general seven seats of the Bangladesh Bar Council election this year from BNP-backed Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Oikya Panel.

Advocate Mohammad Mohsin Miah is contesting for the seat of ‘A Group’ from the panel. The others candidates from this panel are--- Advocate Adbul Baki for the seat of ‘B Group’, Advocate ASM Badrul Anwar for the seat of ‘C Group’, Advocate ATM Foez Uddin for the seat for ‘D Group’, Advocate Kazi Enayet Hossain for the seat of ‘E Group’, Advocate Mohammad Mainul Ahsan for the seat of ‘F Group’ and Advocate Shafiqul Islam Tuku for the seat of ‘G Group’.

The Bangladesh Bar Council elections are held every three years. The 14-member executive body elect the vice-chairman while the attorney general is given the post of chairman as per rules.