2nd phase upazila elections free fair and peaceful: EC secretary
07:35 PM, March 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:47 PM, March 18, 2019

2nd phase UZ polls peaceful: EC secy

Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed has claimed that the second phase of the upazila parishad election was held in a free, fair and peaceful manner.

The turnout of voters in the election will be better than the first phase one, Helal Uddin made the claim in a post polls press conference held at the Nirbachan Bhaban in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area of Dhaka this afternoon.

The EC secretary said voting at seven centres were suspended due to anomalies in the ballot papers.

Responding to a query about turnout of voters, he said there was a good turnout of voters in some areas.

Low voter turnout marked the second phase of the upazila election held today, similar to what was observed during the first phase.

In this phase, elections were held across 116 upazilas. Voting began at 8:00am and continued till 4:00pm without a break. Now, vote counting has begun.

From Sylhet Sadar, our local correspondent reports low attendance of voters through many of the voting centres visited this morning.

Reports came in from Sheikhpara Government Primary School, Shah Khurrom College, Sonatola Alia madrassa, Rajargaon Government Primary School and Rajargaon High School.    

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