Six people including the mayor and rebel candidate of Awami League were injured in Jhalakati Sadar upazila amid the ongoing municipal elections, being held in nine districts.
If the complaints filed by the returning officer in the recent polls to Phulpur municipality are proven to be true then the acts by ruling Awami League MP Sharif Ahmed of Mymensing-2 would be considered unlawful and punishable as per the electoral laws.
The Election Commission yesterday complained to the prime minister and the Speaker that Awami League MP Sharif Ahmed had threatened a returning officer to influence the municipality polls.
Awami League decides to issue show-cause notice asking to its rebel candidates in the recently held municipality polls to explain as to why they would not be expelled from the party permanently.
The ruling Awami League has listed more than twenty of its lawmakers who will have to face disciplinary action for backing rebel candidates in Wednesday's municipality elections, say party insiders.
The BNP gained huge political mileage contesting the municipality polls as the polls have “exposed that this government and the Election Commission cannot hold free and fair elections”, sources in the BNP said quoting party chief Khaleda Zia.
Two more people who were injured in clashes during Wednesday's municipal election in Barguna and Kishoreganj died from their wounds yesterday.
The ruling Awami League is really happy with the just concluded municipality polls.
Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity will observe road and waterway blockade in Rangamati on Sunday protesting “vote rigging” and “biased acts of administration” during yesterday’s municipality elections.
Vote counting has begun as elections to 234 municipalities ended this afternoon.
BNP Chief Khaleda Zia’s Adviser Khandker Mahbub Hossain says the party has been disappointed by irregularities and violence over today’s municipality polls.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) men detain a journalist and two cameramen of ATN News for violating the electoral code at Puthia municipality in Rajshahi.
Clashes, and attacks and arrests of BNP men marked the day before the much-hyped municipality polls today, casting doubt over the election's being free and fair.
There is no doubt that holding a fair and free election in a democratic manner brightens a ruling party's image. Why, then, do the parties in power seldom follow the path to take its image to new heights?
Elections are test times. Today, it's a crucial credibility and popularity test for the major political players.
Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif asks his party men to assist the Election Commission (EC) and local administrations to hold a free, fair and neutral municipality election.
BNP alleges that the ruling Awami League has made a “blueprint” to take its favour the results of tomorrow’s elections to 234 municipalities.
Expressing grave concern over pre-polls violence, BNP urges the Election Commission (EC) to take necessary steps for holding the municipality elections in a transparent manner.
The BNP decided to stay in the battle of municipality polls until the last moment tomorrow, party chief Khaleda Zia said, reiterating her demand for army deployment for the sake of free and fair polls.