AL’s Khalek new city father of Khulna
Awami League mayoral aspirant in the Khulna City Corporation (KCC) election Talukder Abdul Khalek has become the new city father of Khulna. He won in the election by bagging 1 lakh 76 thousand 902 votes for the party symbol ‘boat’ as per unofficial results.
His nearest competitor BNP mayor candidate Nazrul Islam Manju with the symbol ‘sheaf of paddy’ bagged 1 lakh 8 thousand 956 votes.
Talukder Khalek was declared as victorious from the election results collection and declaration center set up at divisional women sports complex at Sonadanga area of the city on Tuesday night.
Returning Officer Yunus Ali declared Talukder Khalek as winner of the election unofficially following the results of center based vote counting.
Earlier voting took place from 8 am to 4 pm without any break. BNP candidate Nazrul Islam Manju brought allegation of forced out of his agents from 25 polling centers at first and then from 30 centers while conversation with the media.
Meanwhile BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at the party office brought allegation of vote fraudulence in 26 centers. He also mentioned the centers.
Earlier, Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed said, Khulna City Corporation (KCC) election was a local government election. Everybody’s attention was on this election. We are satisfied over the election so far conducted.
He said, voting suspended in the three centers out of 289 centers under KCC and voting took place in 286 centers in a peaceful manner.
There were 4 lakh 93 thousand 93 voters in Khulna City Corporation election. Of them male voters were 2 lakh 48 thousand 986 and female voters were 2 lakh 44 thousand 107. Total vote centers were 1 thousand 178. 4 thousand 972 officials performed their duties in the voting centers and voting rooms.
There were 289 Presiding Officers, 1 thousand 561 Assistant Presiding Officers and 3 thousand 122 Polling Agents.
Besides, huge numbers of law enforcing agencies members including BGB, RAB, Police, Ansars were deployed in the city corporation area.