Four men were arrested from the city’s Mohammadpur area yesterday, in connection with an attack on Mostafizur Rahman Sumon, a crime reporter at online news portal Agami News, on the day of Dhaka City Corporation elections (February 1).
The general secretary of ruling Awami League Obaidul Quader says no instance of vote rigging or forgery are reported by any foreign observers in the recently concluded Dhaka city polls.
Inside the centre, eager polling agents were waiting to help people find the room to vote. They did not seem to want anything except reminding people to vote for “boat”
BNP officially demands cancellation of Electronic Voting Machine use in the upcoming Dhaka north and south city corporation elections.
The Election Commission last night shifted the Dhaka city corporation polls date to February 1 in the face of mounting pressure from various quarters as the previous date, January 30, coincided with Saraswati Puja.
Dhaka North City Corporation mayoral candidate Ahammad Sajedul Huq Rubel has alleged that the Election Commission has “complicated the situation” by not deferring the election date that coincides with Saraswati Puja.
Election Commission defers the Dhaka city elections date to February 1, following increasing pressure from different quarters including the Hindu community and Dhaka university students.
Jatiya Oikyafront convener Kamal Hossain today says holding polls to two Dhaka City corporations on the day of Saraswati Puja is an unjust act.
Tabith Awal, BNP’s mayoral candidate for the Dhaka North City Corporation election, says people were not ready to cast their votes using the Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) in the election scheduled for January 30.