Re-election in three centres of Brahmanbaria-2 Jan 9

Published: January 02, 2019 10:41:28 | Updated: January 20, 2019 21:43:36


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Polls to three polling stations in Brahmanbaria-2 constituency will be held on Jan 9, SM Asaduzzaman, the Election Commission (EC) Secretary, said.

The EC suspended voting at the three centres—Ashuganj Upazila’s Jatrapur Government Primary School, Bahadurpur Government Primary School, and Sohagpur South Government Primary School—due to polls-related violence and irregularities.

The 11th parliamentary election was held in 299 out of 300 constituencies on Dec 30, reports bdnews24.

“The EC has instructed the returning officer to take votes in the three centres on Jan 9,” The EC Joint Secretary said on Tuesday.

BNP candidate Abdus Sattar with the ‘paddy sheaf’ symbol won 82,723 votes and his nearest rival independent candidate Md Moin Uddin with the ‘banana symbol’ bagged 72,564 votes, according to the results of the 129 centres.

The number of voters is 10,574 votes in the three polling centres.

As the two candidates had a narrow gap in votes, Brahmanbaria Deputy Commissioner Hayat-Ud-Dowllah Khan withheld the results.

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