Voting at the suspended polling station in Patiya will be held on February 8

In the 4th phase of UP elections on December 26, re-polling will be held in two polling stations of two unions of Patia upazila on February 8 next month.

The Election Commission has also directed to submit an investigation report within seven days after investigating irregularities and disorder in the two polling stations.

Patia Upazila Election Officer said this on Tuesday (January 25). The suspended centers are the chairman of the 2nd ward of Jiri Union, the member of the reserved ward and the general member of the 8th ward. Member of Reserved Ward No. 1 and General Member of Ward No. 2 of Kachuai Union.

According to election office sources, the polling was postponed on December 26 due to irregularities and disorder in two polling stations in the Chhanhara UP election of the upazila.

In that UP, independent chairman candidate and current chairman Abdur Rashid Daulati lodged a written complaint with the Election Commission with evidence of irregularities for re-polling at several polling stations. In this context, the Chittagong District Election Officer was instructed to conduct an investigation within 7 days and send a report to verify the veracity of the application.

The memorandum signed by the Assistant Secretary of the Election Commission Mohammad Ashfaqur Rahman mentioned the scope of work of the investigating officer. These include disclosure of actual facts, statements of concerned Presiding Officers, Assistant Presiding Officers and Polling Officers, statements of law enforcement personnel and concerned Executive Magistrates stationed at polling stations, identification of real culprits, responsible persons, officials and re-polling at polling stations where allegations have been substantiated. Recommendations.

Patia Upazila Election Officer Arafat Al Hossaini said polling would be held on February 8 at two polling stations in the two unions, which were postponed in the 4th phase of the UP elections held on December 28.

Voting will be held in two centers of the two unions on February 8 from 8 am to 4 pm.

Besides, instructions have been given to investigate the irregularities and chaos in the two suspended polling stations of Chhanhara Union. It has also been directed to submit the investigation report within the next 7 working days.

By the way, in the Patia UP election held in the 4th phase on December 26, voting was done simultaneously.

However, the Election Commission suspended the polling at four centers in Chhanhara, Jiri and Kachuai UP due to violence in the presence of police in the presence of police in the polling booths.


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