In a coincidental meeting, Awami League’s mayoral candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation polls Atiqul Islam exchanged greetings with BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday.
Fakhrul went to the Jatiya Press Club (JPC) for joining the election manifesto unveiling programme of their party’s Dhaka South City Corporation mayoral aspirant Ishraque Hossain while Atiqul for exchanging views with leaders of the club.
After Ishraque’s programme, Fakhrul went to the JPC’s Television Lounge for taking tea, where the AL DNCC candidate was also present around 12:30pm.
Seeing the BNP secretary general, Atiqul rushed towards him and exchanged pleasantries.
They also continued conversations for a while flanked by the JPC members.
Fakhrul and Atiqul also posed before cameras at the request of journalists.
BNP standing committee member Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku and vice-chairman Abdullah Al Noman and senior press club leaders, including Prime Minister’s ex-information adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Press Club president Saiful Alam, vice president Omar Farroque and treasurer Shyamal Dutta were, among others, present.