Manisha Chakraborty, Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal’s mayoral candidate of Barisal City Corporation, and her supporters claimed that some people “wearing badges of boat” snatched ballot papers from a polling centre.
The people of AL candidate, who were wearing badges of boat, snatched the ballot papers at Government Girls High School polling centre of ward No 17 around 9:45am, Imran Habib Ruman, Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal’s converner of Barisal unit, told The Daily Star.
When Manisha Chakraborty and her supporters reached the polling centre, they found that many of the ballot papers were already stamped boat.
When they charged the presiding officer, the AL supporters snatched the ballot papers and left the scene, he said.
Manisha and her supporters also claimed that the ruling party men physically assaulted Manisha during the incident.
However, presiding officer of the centre, Probhash Kumar Mondol, denied any such incident.
He alleged that it was Manisha Chakraborty's and her supporters who were roaming around with mobile phones inside the centre and causing the trouble.