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Campaign for by-polls ends

The Election Commission claims to have taken all-out measures to hold the Narayanganj-5 by-polls tomorrow fairly and peacefully amid fear of vote rigging and violence. Jatiya Party-nominated candidate Selim Osman and independent candidate SM Akram completed their campaigns yesterday in the constituency that has 3.42 lakh voters. More than 4,500 members of Border Guard Bangladesh, Rapid Action Battalion, Armed Police Battalion, police, Ansar and Coast Guard have been deployed in the constituency to maintain law and order. "We have deployed a sufficient...

N'ganj-5 By-poll

Law enforcers fear violence

Law enforcers and officials of intelligence agencies fear that the upcoming Narayanganj-5 by-election may witness violence, as they think the zone is sensitive. Muscle power, black money and local political complexities present in Narayanganj make the zone sensitive, EC officials told The Daily Star. They expressed their fear at a meeting, on law and order situation ahead of the by-polls, convened by the Election Commission (EC) at its conference room in the capital yesterday. Officials of the EC, home ministry, police, Rab,...


AL candidate withdraws nomination

Anwar Hossain, an Awami League candidate for Narayanganj-5 by-elections, withdrew his candidature today, the last day for the withdrawal of nominations papers. Hossain, president of AL Narayanganj city unit, has withdrawn his nomination as his party has decided to give support to Jatiya Party candidate Selim Osman, reports our Narayanganj correspondent quoting the AL leader. “I talked to the high commands of my party after filling my nomination but they asked me to withdraw my candidature,” Hossain said while addressing a...

Toki's father Rafiur Rabbi buys nomination paper

Toki's father Rafiur Rabbi buys nomination paper

Santrash Nirmul Mancha Convener Rafiur Rabbi today bought nomination papers to contest Narayanganj-5 by-poll as an independent candidate. He collected the nomination paper from the Election Commission office in Narayanganj around 11:00am as selling of the paper started this morning. AB Siddique and Abdur Rahman, president and secretary of Narayanganj Nagarik Committee, a citizens’ body,...

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