The United States has voiced concern over reports of irregularities during the city corporation election to Gazipur and Khulna held recently.
As the recent Khulna City Corporation elections were marked by “peaceful rigging”, there is no scope to term it free, fair and flawless, Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) says.
Ruling Awami League and BNP insiders believe they have gained more than their arch rival from the just-concluded Khulna City Corporation elections.
The just-concluded Khulna City Corporation election may be considered as the beginning of the run-up to the next parliamentary polls. Elections to four other city corporations are expected to be held in the next few months before the national polls which may be held in December. Five years ago, the same things happened in the run-up to the last parliamentary election held on January 5, 2014.
Khulna City Corporation elections is held amid stray incidents and irregularities, the Election Working Group (EWG) says.
Khulna mayor-elect Talukder Abdul Khaleque has denied the allegations of irregularities in the city corporation polls.
Rejecting Khulna City Corporation elections’ results, BNP’s defeated mayoral candidate Nazrul Islam Monju demands re-election at 105 centres bringing allegation of irregularities.
Awami League mayor candidate Talukder Abdul Khaleque was leading by a wide margin in Khulna City Corporation polls marred by irregularities such as heavy showdown by the ruling party in and around polling stations, ballot stuffing and driving out polling agents of rival group yesterday.