Newly elected DRU president Morsalin Nomani and secretary Mosiur Rahman Khan
Morsalin Nomani of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha and Mosiur Rahman Khan of Daily Samakal were elected president and general secretary of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity respectively on Monday for the 2021 term.
Nomani bagged 526 votes defeating Shanewz Dulal of Daily Somoyer Alo who got 447 votes.
Mosiur got 692 votes defeating his nearest rival Tofazzal Hossain of Daily Khola Kagaj, who got 426 votes.
The other office bearers are - vice-president Osman Gani Babul, joint-secretary Arafat Daria, finance secretary Shah Alam Nur of Daily Asian Age, organising secretary Mainul Hasan Sohel of Daily Inquilab, office secretary Md Jafar Ahmed of Daily Sangram, women affairs secretary Reeta Nahar of Boishakhi TV (unopposed), publicity and publication secretary Maidur Rahman Rubel of RTV (unnoposed), information technology and training secretary Halim Mohammad of Daily Jagaran, sports secretary Maksuda Lisa of Daily Voice of Asia, cultural secretary Mizan Chowdhury of news portal Purbapar, entertainment secretary Mohammad Naimuddin of Risingbd.com, and welfare secretary Khalid Saifullah of Daily Naya Diganta (unopposed).
Besides, seven elected executive members are - SM Jasim, Azizur Rahman, Rumana Jaman, M Mhabubur Rahman, Rafik Rafi, Nargis Jui and Jahangir Kiron.
The election continued between 9:00am and 5:00pm without a break.
A total of 1,381 voters, out of 1,693 cast their votes.