Newly elected mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh took charge of the office today.
Taposh took over the responsibility of the DSCC formally from the chief executive officer of the city corporation Shah Md Imdadul Huq this afternoon as the term of board under the incumbent Mayor Sayeed Khokon expired today, local media reported citing DSCC’s public relations officer Uttam Kumar Ray.
President and general secretary of Dhaka city south unit of Bangladesh Awami League Abu Ahmed Mannafi and Humayan Kabir, city Awami League leader Morshed Kamal and councilor Farid Uddin Ahmed Ratan were present on the charge handing over ceremony, among others.
Though the newly elected mayors and councillors of DSCC and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) took oath of office on Feb 27, they had to wait until completion of the tenures of incumbent mayors.
Polls to the DSCC and DNCC were held on Feb 1. Ruling Bangladesh Awami League-backed candidates – Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Atiqul Islam – swept the elections as mayors of the DSCC and the DNCC respectively. Taposh defeated Bangladesh Nationalist Party – BNP backed candidate Ishraque Hossain while Atiqul defeated Tabith Awal.
Taposh, son of Bangladesh Awami Jubo League founder Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni, was an elected Member of Parliament in the 11th Jatiyo Sangsad from Dhaka-10 constituency.
He resigned from his MP post on Dec 29 after he got nomination to contest for mayoral post of the DSCC.
Taposh is the second mayor of the DSCC after division of the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) into two city corporations – DNCC and DSCC – in 2015 while Mohammad Sayeed Khokan was elected the first mayor of the DSCC in the year.