A number of celebrities from film industry participated in campaigning for Awami League-nominated mayoral candidate Rezaul Karim Chowdhury for the upcoming Chattogram City Corporation(CCC) election at the Port City on Sunday.
The campaigning bagan at noon from the Chattogram Press Club premise.
Film stars Riaz, Symon Sadik, Mahiya Mahi, Apu Biswas, Mir Sabbir, Aruna Biswas, Bijori Barkatullah, Tareen Ahmed took part in the campaigning representing the 'boat' symbol.
The celebrities said while campaigning for Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, "'boat' is the symbol of Chattogram's development. They believe, the development streak of the Chattogram City Corporation will be pursued as before. People of Chattogram will get a new 'city-father' who will help making the city more beautiful and well-planned. So they sought vote for 'boat'.
Film actor Riaz said that Awami League-nominated candidate is an eligible person. He also said that Rezaul Karim Chowdhury will help Chattogram city to be more enrich. He sought vote for him and wished the 'boat' symbol to be winner.
Rezaul Karim Chowdhury said while campaigning, "The 'boat' is the symbol of freedom, symbol of the liberation war, symbol of Sheikh Hasina. We got freedom by voting the 'boat'. We defeated the Pakistanis with this symbol. Poor people have smiles on their faces because of this symbol." And finally he urged to Chattogram residents to vote for him to give opportunities for the city's development.
The CCC election is scheduled to be held on January 27. A total of 236 aspirants are contesting the polls, including seven mayoral candidates.
There are 1,938,706 voters in the city corporation area.