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SCBA polls end: 6135 votes cast
Two-day vote casting in the Supreme Court Bar Association's (SCBA) annual election ended at 5.00 pm on Thursday.
About 6135 out of 7825 lawyers exercised their voting rights in this year, SCBA Superintendent Nimesh Chandra Das said.
The Election Commission members were counting votes till this report was written. Result may be known at midnight. Supporters of the main two panels, pro-BNP 'Blue Panel' and pro-Awami League 'White Panel', are hopeful to win the race.
The lawyers of the Supreme Court Bar Association voted to elect a 14-member executive committee for the term of 2019-2020 sessions.
A total of 33 candidates are taking part in the election against 14 posts. Advocate A Y Moshiujjaman conducted the two-day polls as Chief Election Commissioner.
Advocate A J Mohammad Ali and Barrister A M Mahbub Uddin Khokan contested for the posts of President and General Secretary respectively from pro-BNP 'Blue Panel'.
From this panel, Advocate Md Abdul Jabbar Bhuiyan and Advocate Abdul Baten are candidates for the two posts of Vice-President, Advocate Imam Hossain Sidney for the post of Treasurer, Advocate Mohamamd Mujibur Rahman and Advocate Sharif Uddin Ahmed are candidates for the two posts of Assistant Secretary. Advocate Rashida Alim Oeeshi, Advocate Osman Chowdhury, Advocate Kazi Akhter Hossain, Advocate Md Shafiur Rahman, Advocate Md Sharif Uddin Ratan, Advocate Mohaddesul Islam and Advocate Shahin Ara Laily are candidates for the seven posts of Executive Member from this panel.
Meanwhile, Advocate A M Amin Uddin and Abdun Nur Dulal contested for the posts of President and General Secretary from pro-Awami League 'White Panel'.
Advocate Bibhas Chandra and Advocate Jasim Uddin are candidates for the two posts of Vice-President, Advocate Syed Alam Tipu for the post of Treasurer, Advocate Bakir Uddin Bhuiyan and Advocate Kazi Shamsul Hasan contesting for the two posts of Assistant Secretary from the panel.
Advocate Jaglul Kabir, Advocate Mashiur Rahman, Advocate Shamim Sarder, Advocate Afia Afrose Rani, Advocate Awlad Hossain, Advocate Humayun Kabir and Advocate Chanchal Kumar Biswas contesting for the seven posts of Executive Member from this panel. Pro-BNP lawyers won 10 out of 14 posts, including President and Secretary, in the Supreme Court Bar Association election last year. Pro-Awami League lawyers secured the rest of the four posts, including an Assistant Secretary.