The election of the executive committee of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) for the year 2021 will be held on Monday (November 30).
The vote casting will be held from 8:00am to 5:00pm without any break at the DRU office at Segunbagicha in the capital.
Forty-one candidates are contesting for 21 posts in the DRU election this year. These are one for president, one for vice-president, 12 for secretaries and seven executive committee members. Some 1,693 voters, out of 1,800 members of the professional body will cast their votes.
Of the candidates, Rita Nahar (Boishakhi TV), Saidur Rahman Rubel (Rtv) and Khaled Saifullah (Nayadiganta) have been elected unopposed to the posts of Woman Affairs Secretary, Publicity and Publication Secretary and Welfare Secretary respectively.
Three candidates are contesting for the post president. They are Mursalin Nomani (BSS), Nazrul Islam Mithu (German News Agency) and Shahnewaz Dulal (Shomoyer Alo).
Three candidates are also contesting for the post of vice-president. They are Abul Bashar Nuru, Nazrul Kabir (Bangla Tribune) and Osman Gani Babul.
Three candidates are contesting for the post of DRU secretary. They are Morsalin Babla (Channel i), Mashiur Rahman Khan (Samakal) and Tofazzal Hossain (Khola Kagoj).
The largest five candidates are contesting for the post of joint secretary. They are Arafat Daria, Faruque Khan (Bangladesher Kantha), Hafiz Al Asad (Sayeed Khan) of Channel Seven, Mehedi Azad Masum (Alokito Shomoy), and Md Golam Moinul Ahsan (Banglavision).
Three candidates are contesting for the post of organising secretary. They are Abdullah Al Kafi (Amader Shomoy), Mainul Hasan Sohel (Inqilab) and Abdul Hye Tuhin (Sangbad Protidin).
On the other hand, Shah Alam Noor (Asian Age) and Shyamol Kanti Nag are contesting for the post of Finance Secretary, while Jannatul Ferdous Panna and Md Zafar Iqbal are contesting for the post of Office Secretary.
Halim Mohammad (Dainik Jagoron) and Kamal Mosharef (Bangladesher Khabar) are contesting for the post of Information Technology and Training. Maksuda Lisa and Md Mojibur Rahman are contesting for the post of Sports Secretary. Md Shahabuddin Mahtab and Mizan Chowdhury are contesting for the post of Cultural Affairs Secretary. Muhammad Akhtaruzzaman and Mohammad Naimuddin (Risingbd) are contesting for the post of Entertainment Secretary.
Nine candidates are contesting for seven executive committee member posts. They are Azizur Rahman (Dhaka Times), Rafiq Rafi (New Nation), Jahangir Kiron (Manab Kantha), Md Salim Ullah Mesbah, MM Jasim (Business Standard), Nargis Jui and Md Mahbubur Rahman of BTV, Romana Zaman (Bhorer Kagoj) and Sayeed Abdul Malik (Inqilab).
Meanwhile, the 25th annual general meeting (AGM) of the DRU was held on Sunday at its Segunbagicha office in the capital. The organization’s financial report was placed at that time.