Voting ends in Gazipur City polls
Published : 26 Jun 2018, 16:46
Voting in the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) election has been concluded on Tuesday afternoon amid allegations of vote fraud.
The polling that began at 8:00am concluded at 4:00pm without any break. Now vote counting is underway.
According to Returning Officer’s office, a total of 345 candidates, including seven for mayoral post, 254 for councilor posts, 83 for reserved posts for women, are vying in the polls while 11,37,736 voters were expected to exercise their franchises.
The mayor candidates are: ruling Awami League nominated Md Jahangir Alam, BNP nominated Hasan Uddin Sarker, Islami Oikkya Jote nominated Fazlur Rahman (Minar), Islami Andolan Bangladesh nominated Md Nasir Uddin, Bangladesh Islami Front nominated Md Jalal Uddin, Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) nominated Md Ruhul Amin and independent candidate Farid Ahmed.
Three-tier security measures have been taken to ensure security during the election. About 10,500 members of law enforcement agencies, including police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Ansar, have already been deployed in the city corporation area.
A total of 29 platoons of BGB, 58 teams of RAB, 57 mobile forces and 20 striking forces of police will perform their duties during the elections.
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