Beximco Group was initially a raw material exporting company. It started evolving into a conglomerate once the founder mapped its true potential and started diversifying into other sectors. As an experienced businessman of Bangladesh, Salman F Rahman was appointed as the corporate advisor in the Sheikh Hasina cabinet a decade ago.
Dhaka, being the financial capital of the country may see a positive shift in commercial and economic sectors if he wins the Dhaka-1 seat. The country needs umpteen new policies to boost the commercial parameters and better Bangladesh’s economic standing.
As one of the top and successful businessmen in Bangladesh, Salman F Rahman will continue to advise Sheikh Hasina in the matters of business and commerce. But this time, he’ll be able to influence the market and trade directly for good.
The elections will be held on 30 December 2018. The political alliances Jatiya Oikya Front and Grand Alliance will be contesting, with leaders Kamal Hossain and Sheikh Hasina leading the respective coalitions. Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s Khondokar Abu Ashfaque will be opposing Salman F Rahman in this election.
The Grand Alliance coalition includes Bangladesh Awami League, Jatiya Party (Ershad), Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, Workers Party of Bangladesh, Jatiya Party (Manju), Bangladesh Tarikat Federation, Bangladesh Nationalist Front, and Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh.
Jatiya Oikya Front, on the other hand, consists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-JSD, Nagorik Oikya, Krishak Sramik Janata League, Liberal Democratic Party, Kalyan Party, Bangladesh Jatiya Party, Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish, and many more.
The Dhaka-1 constituency was established in 1973, when the newly independent Bangladesh held its first general elections. In 2008, the Election Commission rearranged the constituency precincts, keeping in mind the population increase that had been revealed by 2001 census. Seven new seats were included in the Dhaka Metropolitan area, making the total number of constituencies 15.