Voting is going on in Shibganj municipality of Chapainawabganj. Simultaneous polling started at 8 am on Sunday in 15 centers. It will continue till four in the afternoon. For the first time in Shibganj municipality this polling is being held through EVM.
A few centers have been visited, and voter turnout has been good. The presence of female and male voters in each center. A festive atmosphere is prevailing all over the area around the election. So far no untoward incident has been reported from any polling station.
Voters are also happy to be able to participate and vote in a peaceful and festive atmosphere.
They said that although voting was done in EVM for the first time, no technical problem was found during the voting and they were able to cast their vote in the quickest time.
Although three candidates are vying for the mayoral post, the battle will be two-sided. Awami League’s nominated boat candidate Syed Monirul Islam and BNP’s candidate for the top symbol of paddy Oziul Islam Ozil Miah are also in the discussion.
Shibganj Municipality Returning Officer Motawakkil Rahman said, ‘Voting is going on in a peaceful atmosphere. The Election Commission is committed to holding free, fair and impartial elections. In the first two hours, 20 percent voting has been completed. He added, “Three levels of security have been put in place. In the interest of security at each center, 18 police and Ansar members have been deployed at general centers and 19 police and Ansar members at important centers. There are also two platoon BGB, RAB and five mobile teams of police in the field in charge of security. There are also three striking forces.
Meanwhile, boat candidate Syed Monirul Islam said that voters have been exercising their voting right in a festive atmosphere since morning and voting is going on in a peaceful atmosphere and this candidate is 100% optimistic about winning.
On the other hand, Oziul Islam Ozil Mia, a candidate for paddy sheaf, complained that voters were being evicted from various centers with only fingerprints.
He expressed concern over fair elections. However, he is hopeful of winning if free, fair and impartial voting is held in the end.
(Dhaka Times / 14 February / PL)
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