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BNP led panel sweeps CBA election

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Newly- elected President of Chittagong Bar Association (CBA) Sheikh Iftekhar Saimul Chowdhury greeting CCC Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin during a visit at his office yesterday.



BNP- led panel clinched victory in the Chittagong District Lawyers Association election  and the President was  elected from Awami- led panel.
Advocate Iftekhar Saimul Chowdhuyr elected President and the pro-BNP candidate Nazimuddin won  in the Secretary post.
Out of 19  executive posts, BNP led panel bags 12 posts and the remaining  7 posts.
The election of the Chittagong District Bar Association (CDBA), the country's second largest professional body of the pleaders, was held  on Sunday.  
Four panels - Awami League backed Sammilito Ainjibi Samannay Paris-had, BNP and four party alliance backed Ainjibi Oikya Parishad, Left-parties backed Samamana Ainjibi Sangsad and Gonotantrik Ainjibi Parisad are vying for the different posts of the executive committee this year.
CDBA sources said a total of 53 candidates are vying for the posts of 19 office-bearers including 10 executive committee members.
A total of 3,715 voters will exercise their right to vote in the election. The election was   held from 8am to 5  pm without any break.

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