Although the boat candidates are relieved to win most of the seats in Dhaka, there is a possibility of a tight fight in four seats. In three of these the boat rival plowed. An independent candidate of Awami League is standing against the boat in one seat. Candidates are busy campaigning in these constituencies with complaints and counter-complaints.
Total 20 seats in Dhaka city and district, 156 candidates. Candidates busy with last minute campaigns. But in most places, the boat candidates are not confident of winning as there are no strong rivals. However, there are glimpses of competition in some seats.
Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman was elected to Dhaka-1 constituency after defeating Jatiya Party candidate Salma Islam in the 11th parliamentary elections. This time Salman is fighting with a boat and Salma is fighting with a plough. Voters believe that the main competition will be between them both.
Awami League has released the Dhaka-18 seat to the Jatiya Party. The candidate of Plow there is Sherifa Quader of Jatiya Party. However, independent candidate, Awami League’s Industry and Commerce Secretary Khosru Chowdhury is challenging him with the eagle symbol. Even if there are 10 candidates, the main battle will be between boats and ploughs.
Jatiya Party’s Syed Abul Hossain Babla has become an MP for Dhaka-4 Constituency two times due to concession by Awami League. But this time, Sanjida Khanom has been nominated as a candidate for this seat. Apart from this, the former private secretary of the Prime Minister, Awlad Hossain, is fighting with the truck symbol. For this, there is a glimpse of a three-way fight.
Boat’s main rival in Dhaka-19 seat is independent candidate of Awami League. The main fight will be between them. Talukdar Murad Jung of Eagle symbol is in the field against Awami League’s Enamul Rahman.