Dhaka, Oct 31 (bdnews24.com) — The prime minister has expressed her pleasure over Selina Hayat Ivy becoming the first lady mayor in the country.
Sheikh Hasina spoke about her delight that Ivy had been elected Narayanganj mayor at Monday's cabinet meeting, several cabinet members seeking anonymity told bdnews24.com.
She said she had met Perth mayor Lisa Scaffidi during her visit to Australian city for the Commonwealth summit.
She had told her Bangladesh was hoping to get its first lady mayor.
The prime minister returned from Australia on Sunday night.
Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam said on Sunday he had warmly congratulated the new mayor-elect Ivy.
He said Shamim Osman, who was announced Awami League's favourite before the polls, had not been backed through any formal decision.
Awami League's renegade candidate Ivy polled 180,048 votes, 66 percent of the total votes cast at 163 centres in the city corporation area.