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Narayanganj-5 By-polls

Misplaced patronage

FOLLOWING the Narayanganj-5 by-poll the Daily Star under the caption, “Selim Osman wins, Narayanganj loses” wrote, “The Osman family has won the Narayanganj-5 by-polls amid allegations of widespread intimidation of voters.Selim Osman, the candidate of the main opposition Jatiya Party and brother of ruling Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman, beat independent candidate SM Akram by 16,742 votes in the battle of ballots that took place about two months after the gruesome seven murders in Narayanganj”.However, in myassessment, there was...

Selim Osman wins, Narayanganj loses

Selim Osman wins, Narayanganj loses

The Osman family has won the Narayanganj-5 by-polls amid allegations of widespread intimidation of voters. Selim Osman, the candidate of the main opposition Jatiya Party and brother of ruling Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman, beat independent candidate SM Akram by 16,742 votes in yesterday's polls that saw a low turnout. Selim bagged 82,856 votes and...

  

Selim Osman wins Narayanganj by-polls

Selim Osman wins Narayanganj by-polls

Jatiya Party aspirant Selim Osman has won the Narayanganj 5 by-election, polling 82,856 votes while independent candidate SM Akram bagged 66,114. Staring at 8:00am, the polling continued till 4:00pm without any break. The parliamentary seat for the constituency fell vacant after the death of Jatiya Party lawmaker Nasim Osman, who was elected unopposed from the...

Narayanganj polls peaceful: CEC

Narayanganj polls peaceful: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) this afternoon claimed that the voting in Narayanganj-5 by-polls was held in a peaceful manner. "No violence has been reported during the voting," he said while speaking to reporters at his Election Commission office. He said the EC took sufficient measures to avert any possible post-poll violence there. Those who will attempt...

NARYANGANJ BY-POLLS

1,000 Rab men deployed to ensure security

Over 1,000 members of elite force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have been deployed to maintain law and order situation ahead of tomorrow’s by-polls in Narayanganj-5 constituency. The troops include members of dog squads and bomb disposal units. The elite force, working since yesterday morning, will remain deployed in Narayanganj till Friday, Habibur Rahman, director of the Rab's (media wing), headquarters told the reporters at the Shaheed Minar at Chashara in Narayanganj city today. According to an Election Commission order, Rab personnel will...

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