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I contested elections in protest against untruths: Zayeda

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Published: 13:58, 26 May 2023   Update: 14:58, 26 May 2023
I contested elections in protest against untruths:  Zayeda

Zayeda Khatun, newly-elected mayor of Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) and mother of former mayor Jahangir Alam, has thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for holding a free and fair election.

Zayeda Khatun came up with the remark at a press briefing at her residence after the Election Commission had announced the polls results early Friday.

Former mayor and her son Jahangir Alam was also present.

“I contested the elections in protest against untruths”, she said.

In response to the questions of journalists, she said, “I will give this victory to the people of Gazipur and give it to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as well. I will try to repay people of Gazipur for their support. Journalists stood beside me, so I will repay them. I want to repay by works in Gazipur. I can't do it alone. So, I will take my son with me”.

“I will also take supports and opinions of Azmat Ullah Khan for the development in Gazipur, she said.

Zayeda Khatun, the mother of expelled ruling party leader Zahangir Alam, has won the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) elections.
Zayeda secured 238,934 votes with ‘table clock’ symbol in 480 centres.  Besides, her nearest rival Awami League-backed candidate Azmat Ullah Khan bagged 222,737 votes with 'boat' symbol.