Jatiya Ganotantrik Andolan-backed mayoral aspirant Bobby Hajjaj has quit the Dhaka North City Corporation electoral race.
Returning Officer Abul Kashem confirmed the news.
He said: "Bobby withdrew his candidature within the stipulated time that expired on Saturday."
The five other candidates are – Awami League’s Atiqul Islam, Jatiya Party’s Shafin Ahmed, NPP’s Anisur Rahman Dewan, PDP’s Shahin Khan and independent contender Mohammad Abdur Rahim.
The by-elections to the vacant mayoral post is set to be held on February 28.
Besides, by-polls to councillor posts of 36 new wards–18 in DNCC and as many in Dhaka South City Corporation – will be held the same day.