Awami League`s nominee Selina Hayat Ivy yesterday vowed to work for the people transcending partisanship as she took charge as Narayanganj city mayor for a second consecutive term.
Ivy went to her office, Nagar Bhaban, around 11:30am, flanked by AL leaders and activists. She was greeted by the city corporation officers and employees at that time.
Addressing the city dwellers, Ivy said, "This Nagar Bhaban will be for all."
"My father was an Awami League leader, but he served all transcending partisanship and ideology. I want to follow in my father`s footsteps."
Ivy, however, said she would be loyal to the Awami League and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. "My father never betrayed his party and people... Nor will I."
Thanking Hasina for nominating her and the people for choosing her, Ivy expressed her resolve to work for the public. "I want to work, work and work in the next five years," she said.
"You saw how I was harassed over the excavation of Deobhog Lake in the city. This time I will surely build the lake, God willing."
The mayor also promised to free the canals and build a bridge over the Shitalakkhya river. Ivy said she told the prime minister about the bridge, and hoped the government would endorse it.