The ruling Awami League wins in four municipalities while its arch rival BNP bags three mayoral posts in the elections to the local government bodies which were suspended due to violence and irregularities.
Re-elections to 51 polling stations in 20 municipalities across the country will be held on January 12, officials at the Election Commission say.
Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad says people as well as the media do not treat the party as an opposition in the parliament due to its image crisis.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia calls upon the party men not to get frustrated by the results saying free and fair elections will take place timely.
BNP announces to hold a joint meeting of the party on Saturday to evaluate the municipality election results.
AL Joint Secretary General Mahbubul Alam Hanif urges all the candidates to accept the polls results whatever it might be.
The country’s maiden partisan local body polls end amid reports of violence, clashes, irregularities, boycott of at least 19 candidates, and death of one person. Election Commission scraps polls in one Chittagong municipality and suspends five policemen over 'negligence of duty'.
Clashes, ballot occupation and allegations of forced balloting mark the start of country’s maiden municipality polls under political banners.