Mayor-elect of Dhaka North City Corporation Atiqul Islam called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Gono Bhaban yesterday evening.
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The extraordinarily low turn-out of voters during the Dhaka North City Corporation election speaks volumes about the general apathy that has developed in people regarding the electoral process.
“Do they need our votes? Like they did in the December 30 election, someone will cast my vote.”
Empty! Emptiness, everywhere across Dhaka North yesterday. Empty voting centre, empty polling booth, empty ballot box and empty look in the faces of polling officials. As if the word empty personified the city elections of yesterday, the day when over 30 lakh voters were supposed to elect the mayor of their region.
Poor presence of voters in yesterday's Dhaka North City Corporation mayoral by-polls has demonstrated that people have lost confidence in the country's electoral system, experts said.
It was around 10:45am, nearly three hours into the beginning of yesterday's Dhaka North City Corporation by-polls.
Awami League nominated mayoral candidate Atiqul Islam takes lead with a big margin of vote in the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-election.