Vote casting ends, counting going on in GCC election
The vote casting in Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) election ended without any major unwanted incident. After concluding the vote casting at 4 pm the vote counting has begun.
BNP mayor candidate Hasan Uddin Sarkar cast his vote at Bashir Uddin Udayan Academy at Auchpara under ward number 54 at around 8:30 pm.
There he said, I am hundred percent hopeful about the win and will fight till the end.
He also alleged, I could not reach the Returning Officer for making complain. I have informed the commission but no step was taken.
But Awami League mayor candidate Jahangir Alam said, as a politician I am respectful to the people. What will be the result I will accept the verdict of the people. BNP candidate Hasan Uddin Sarkar was making different complains after declaring the election schedule. He is a senior person and would request him for not telling such lies.
Meanwhile, BNP’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said, the news we have received from Gazipur is very concerning. We did not want an excellent election rather wanted a fair election. But Election Commission (EC) is holding election again and again being trapped by the government. Which were totally forged and of vote robbing. So far in the GCC election, over hundred centers were occupied, agents were forced out from the centers, agents were arrested and forge votes were being given.
But Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda suggested BNP to stay in the field till the end in GCC election. Joint secretary general of BNP Moazzem Hossain Alal said this to the newsmen after holding meeting with CEC at Nirbachan Bhaban on Tuesday.
On the other hand, brushing aside the allegation Awami League joint general secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanok said, for two reasons BNP did not appoint agents in different centers on Tuesday’s GCC election. First, weakness of the candidate and second, intra party feud. So raising complains they are trying to shift responsibilities to others.
But Returning Officer Rakib Uddin Mondol said that steps are being taken following complain from BNP in GCC election.
The vote casting began at 8 am and ended at 4 pm in the GCC election.
According to the Returning Officer’s office information, 29 platoon BGB were deployed in the election. About 11 thousand members of law enforcement agencies including BGB, RAB, Police, APBN and Ansar were in field.
In 57 wards of the city corporation area 57 striking force of police and ansar and in the reserved seats 20 striking force were deployed. Besides 57 teams in 57 wards and an additional one were on duty. Moreover, 67 Executive Magistrates will be in field.
The number of voters in the election is 11 lakh 37 thousand 736 and number of vote centers is 425. Total seven mayoral aspirants, 254 general councilors and 84 reserved women councilor candidates are competing in the GCC election.