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Vote counts underway in film artistes' elections


Staff Correspondent,, Dhaka | 25 October 2019, 07:06PM

Vote counts underway in film artistes' elections

The country's film artistes have voted in the biennial elections of their association on Friday.

The new committee will be elected for 2019-2021 tenure.

The voting began at 8am and continued till 5pm. The result would be announced after counting.

The election drew an overwhelming crowd of enthusiastic onlookers at the gate of the BFDC, who gathered there to see filmstars.

Shortly after 4pm, Shakib Khan, the industry's top hero and former president of the association came to cast his vote, greeted with frenzy of enthusiasts and colleagues.

Ananta Jalil-Barsha couple came to vote before Shakib Khan.

Earlier Purnima, Amin Khan, Sahara Begum Kobori, Pali, Achal cast their votes among other stars.

In this election, Misha Saudagar and Moushumi were running for president, while Zayed Khan and Ilias Kobra for general secretary.

Monwar Hossain Dipzal, Rubel and Nana Shah were racing for two posts of vice-president.

Arman and Sanko Panja were contested for joint secretary. Nur Mohammad, Khaled Ahmed and Emon contested for International Affairs Secretary. Zakir Hossain and Don for Culture and Sports Secretary.

There were 14 candidates for 11 Executive members. They are - Anjana Sultana, Rozina, Aruna Biswas, Aliraj, Afzal Sharif, Bapparaj, Ranjita, Asif Iqbal, Alexander Bow, Jasmine, Joy Chowdhury, Nasrin, Maruf Akib and Shamim Khan (Chikan Ali).

Meanwhile, Subrata has been elected as the organizing secretary, Jackie Alamgir as the office and publicity secretary, and Farhad as the treasurer, as no contenders fielded candidacy in these posts.

The total number of voters this time was 449.