Awami League-nominated candidate for Magura-1, superstar cricketer Shakib Al Hasan, sought all-out support from all for the development of the constituency.
Shakib is busy with election campaign organized by the local unit of Awami League.
He was seen seeking votes from local voters while visiting villages, unions and areas under the constituency that includes Atharokada, Raghabdair, Moghi union in Sadar upazila.
Massive crowds turned out to see the cricketer while some greeted Shakib with flowers. He also urged people to exercise their franchise at the polling stations on January 7.
Magura Returning officer Abu Naser Beg said some 399,615 people — 200,707 males and 198,907 females — are scheduled to exercise their franchise under Magura-1 (Magura-Sripur) constituency.
Necessary training was provided to the election officials and staff, he said.
Shakib submitted his nomination paper at the office of District Commissioner and District Returning Officer Mohammed Abu Naser Beg in Magura on November 30. Shakib will contest the parliamentary election for the first time.