Live update news of Gazipur city corporation election 2018
11:41 AM, June 26, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:41 PM, June 27, 2018

LIVE Timeline: Battle for Gazipur

Here is the live update of Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) elections 2018.
27 Jun 2018
08:30 AM

Awami League nominated mayor candidate Md Jahangir Alam leads in the vote counts with 3,24,411 votes while BNP's Hasan Uddin Sarker got 1,60,686 votes, as per results of 338 centres out of 425 polling centres.

26 Jun 2018
11:00 PM

As per results of 85 centres out of 425 polling stations in 57 wards across the city corporation area, Jahangir Alam is ahead with 73,998 votes while Hasan Uddin Sarker got 41,968 votes, according to sources at the office of returning officer.

26 Jun 2018
09:00 PM

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader trashed BNP's allegation of vote rigging in the Gazipur City Corporation election and asked the party to show facts and documents in support of its allegation.

26 Jun 2018
05:50 PM

Free and fair election is held to Gazipur City Corporation, EC Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed says in a post-polls reaction.

26 Jun 2018
05:00 PM

Turnout of voter would be 55 to 60 per cent, said Returning Officer Raquib Uddin Mondal.

26 Jun 2018
05:00 PM

Voting was suspended at nine polling centres, Returning Officer Raquib Uddin Mondal says.

26 Jun 2018
04:00 PM

Voting ends, counting begins.

26 Jun 2018
02:00 PM

BNP's mayor candidate Hasan Uddin Sarker alleges mass irregularities and demands that the Election Commission puts a stop to the election.

26 Jun 2018
01:45 PM

Voting halted in at least 5 polling centres, office sources of the returning officer tells The Daily Star.

26 Jun 2018
12:30 PM

No news of major violence anywhere.

26 Jun 2018
12:10 PM

BNP arranges press briefing in Nayapaltan. Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed says, the election is on the path of how the government wants it to be.

26 Jun 2018
12:00 PM

Our correspondent reports illegal ballot stuffing in Shaheed Smriti High School.

26 Jun 2018
11:25 AM

Allegations of 'forced casting' surface from Pubail Ideal University College. Ruling party men seen talking in mobile phones.

 
26 Jun 2018
11:12 AM

Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP of Gazipur-2 constituency, casts vote at MA Abdul Mojid High School

 
26 Jun 2018
10:30 AM

BNP alleges, voter list snatched from them at Madinatul Ulum Senior Madrassa polling centre at Gazipur Sadar

26 Jun 2018
10:00 AM

Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) being tested out Rani Bilash Moni government High School

26 Jun 2018
09:00 AM

Our correspondent visits Bapalipara Govt Primary School, finds no voters nor any BNP agent

26 Jun 2018
08:45 AM

We find 95-year-old Kanchan Mala who has cast her vote at Baipail Govt Primary School

26 Jun 2018
08:30 AM

Long queues of voters found at several voting centres

26 Jun 2018
08:15 AM

No reports of violence filed so far

26 Jun 2018
08:00 AM

Voting begins across 425 polling centres to elect mayor and councilors of Gazipur City Corporation

8:00am: Voting begins across 425 polling centres to elect mayor and councilors of Gazipur City Corporation

8:15am: No reports of violence filed so far

8:30am: Long queues of voters found at several voting centres

8:45am: We find 95-year-old Kanchan Mala who has cast her vote at Baipail Govt Primary School

READ MORE: 'Many BNP agents beaten, driven out of polling centres'

9:00am: Our correspondent visits Bapalipara Govt Primary School, finds no voters nor any BNP agent

9:30am: Long queue seen at Salna Govt Primary School

10:00am: Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) being tested out Rani Bilash Moni government High School

10:30am: BNP alleges, voter list snatched from them at Madinatul Ulum Senior Madrassa polling centre at Gazipur Sadar

11:12am: Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP of Gazipur-2 constituency, casts vote at MA Abdul Mojid High School

11:25am: Allegations of 'forced casting' surface from Pubail Ideal University College. Ruling party men seen talking in mobile phones.

12:00noon: Our correspondent reports illegal ballot stuffing in Shaheed Smriti High School.

12:10pm: BNP arranges press briefing in Nayapaltan. Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed says, the election is on the path of how the government wants it to be.

12:30pm: No news of major violence anywhere.

1:45pm: Voting halted in at least 5 polling centres, office sources of the returning officer tells The Daily Star.

2:00pm: BNP's mayor candidate Hasan Uddin Sarker alleges mass irregularities and demands that the Election Commission puts a stop to the election.

Hasan Uddin Sarkar

BNP central leader and former lawmaker Hasan Uddin Sarkar, 70, is a first time mayoral candidate at GCC polls 2018.

The BNP candidate, also a freedom fighter, joined the party in 1999. He contested in the 2001 parliamentary election for BNP and stood third in the election.

Before that, Hasan was member of parliament(MP) in 1986 and 1988 from Jatiya Party.

Later in the parliamentary election of 2008, Hasan sarkar was defeated by Awami League candidate Jahid Hasan Rasel.

Jahangir Alam

Gazipur AL General Secretary Advocate Jahangir Alam is a former vice-president of the pro-Awami League student body Bangladesh Chhatra League.

In 2013, Jahangir resigned from the post of vice-chairman of Gazipur sadar upazila to contest the GCC polls.

But Ajmat, the then general secretary of Gazipur district AL, earned the party's support to contest against the BNP-backed mayoral candidate.

Later, Jahangir announced to step down from the Gazipur mayoral race and vowed to work for the AL-led 14-party supported candidate as per the direction of the prime minister.

4:00pm: Voting ends and counting begins. 

 

5:00pm: Voting was suspended at nine polling centres, Returning Officer Raquib Uddin Mondal says.

5:00pm: Turnout of voter would be 55 to 60 per cent, said Returning Officer Raquib Uddin Mondal.

5:50pm: Free and fair election is held to Gazipur City Corporation, EC Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed says in a post-polls reaction.

9:00pm: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader trashed BNP's allegation of vote rigging in the Gazipur City Corporation election and asked the party to show facts and documents in support of its allegation.

11:00pm: As per results of 85 centres out of 425 polling stations in 57 wards across the city corporation area, Jahangir Alam is ahead with 73,998 votes while Hasan Uddin Sarker got 41,968 votes, according to sources at the office of returning officer.

8:30am: Awami League nominated mayor candidate Md Jahangir Alam leads in the vote counts with 3,24,411 votes while BNP's Hasan Uddin Sarker got 1,60,686 votes, as per results of 338 centres out of 425 polling centres.

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