12:00 AM, February 18, 2014 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:53 AM, March 08, 2015

54 of 95 polling centres 'risky'

54 of 95 polling centres 'risky'

Our Correspondent, Dinajpur

Fifty-four of the 95 polling centres of Kaharol and Khansama upazilas under the district have been identified as vulnerable ahead of tomorrow's upazila parishad elections, said sources at the district election office.
Twenty-seven candidates are contesting for different posts and there are 'rebel' candidates of Awami League (AL) and BNP in most of the cases.
 In Kaharol upazila, 1,02,193 voters will exercise their right to franchise through 202 booths under 43 centres but at least 20 of the centres are marked as vulnerable.
Four persons are contesting for the chairman post, five for vice chairman post and five for the vice chairman post reserved for women.
The chairman candidates are Abdul Maleque Sarker (AL), Gopesh Chandra Sarker (AL), Sharif Uddin Ahmed (AL) and Mamunur Rashid (BNP).
Vice chairman candidates are Hafizul Islam Chowdhury (AL), Abdul Osman Gani (AL), Hridoy Kumar Roy (AL), Joynal Abedin (JP) and Abdul Goni Master (Jamaat). Woman vice chairman post candidates are Minara Mahbub (AL), Mousumi Akter (AL), Sudha Rani Roy (AL), Rina Rani Roy (Bikolpadhara) and Sulekha Begum (Jamaat).  
There are 1,11,360 voters in Khansama upazila where 220 booths under 52 polling centres have been set up. There 34 centres are marked as vulnerable.   
Five persons are contesting for the chairman post, five for the vice chairman post and three for woman vice chairman post.
The chairman candidates are Abu Hatem (AL), Mahfuzar Raman (Workers Party), Shah Shahiduzzaman (BNP), Mobasser Haque Munsi (BNP), Md Mohammad Ali Shah (Jasad). Vice Chairman post candidates are Biplop Kuman Singha (AL), Abdullah Al Mamun (AL), Moshiur Rahman (BNP), ATM Sujauddin Shah (BNP) and Atiqur Rahman (Jamaat).
Three contenders for the woman vice chairman post are Mina Begum (BNP), Mohsina Begum (AL) and Nuraina Begum (AL).
Nuruzzaman Talukdar, district election officer of Dinajpur, said they have already completed their preparations for the election.


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