There is no end to the curiosity about Mayor Zayeda Khatun who won the Gazipur City Corporation elections. One question in everyone’s mind – who is Zayeda Khatun?
Zayda Khatun is the mother of former mayor Jahangir Alam. At the same time, she is the first elected woman mayor of Gazipur City and the second woman mayor of the country.
It is known that Awami League mayoral candidate Azmat defeated Ulla Khan by a margin of 16 thousand 197 votes. Table clock symbol candidate Zayeda has been elected as the third mayor of Gazipur City.
Jahangir Alam, son of Zayda Khatun, former mayor of Gazipur City Corporation, was the second mayor of this city. In 2018, he was elected mayor after defeating the BNP candidate. However, he could not complete his term due to accusations of insulting Bangabandhu.
Locals say that Zayeda Khatun is known as a public figure in the area. He always provides financial support to poor and needy people including students. At the same time, he also helps in social rituals.
According to the affidavit, Zayda Khatun is a housewife and self-educated. He was born on February 10, 1962 in Kanaya area of Gazipur City Corporation. Jahangir Alam is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Zayeda Khatun said in the election manifesto, her husband said. Mizanur Rahman died five years ago. There is no case against him.
Zayeda Khatun promised a holding tax waiver for five years if elected. He also promised to finish the unfinished work of former mayor Jahangir. He also mentioned various development activities there.