Voting in Brahmanbaria-1 by-poll underway

Published: March 13, 2018 12:04:28 | Updated: March 15, 2018 17:02:49


Voting in the election to Brahmanbaria by-election began on Tuesday morning with over two lakh people expected to exercise their franchise.

The voting started at 8am and will continue till 4pm.

In early hours of voting, the polling centres witnessed low presence of voters. Officials concerned hoped that voter turnout will increase as the day is progressed.

Elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), police and Ansar have remained deployed at polling centres to ensure holding of the polls peacefully.

Bodruddoza M Farhad Hossain of Awami League, Rezwan Ahmed of Jatiya Party and Abul Kashem Mohammad Asraful Haque of Islami Oikya Jote are vying for becoming member of the 10th parliament from the constituency.

A total of 214,009 people of which 110,410 male and 103,599 female - are expected to cast their votes.

A total of 39 mobile teams (three in each union) are discharging their duties at 13 unions in the constituency.

Additional security measures have reported to be taken at 49 risky polling centres, reports UNB.

Brahmanbaria-1 seat fell vacant following the death of its lawmaker Awami League leader and Fisheries and Livestock Minister Sayedul Hoque.

On December 16 last, Sayedul Hoque passed away at a hospital in Dhaka at the age of 75.

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