Awami League-backed candidate Rafiqul Islam wins the mayoral race in the Narayanganj’s Kanchan municipality election.
The country saw loss of 145 lives in violence throughout the six phases of partisan union parishad elections, a civil body platform says.
Two suspects in the killing of a newly elected UP chairman are killed in a “gunfight” with police in Joypurhat Sadar upazila. Both of them were allegedly involved with the murder of newly elected Badsha UP chairman AK Azad, police say.
Parbatya Chhatragram Janasanghati Samity (PCJSS-Santu Larma) has been observing a 36-hour road and waterway blockade in Rangamati demanding reelection at a polling centre at Bhushanchhara union of Barkal upazila of the district.
A teenage boy is shot dead and two others are injured in a clash between supporters of an elected councillor and a defeated candidate of Munshiganj municipality elections.
Every month, a union parishad chairman gets only Tk 1,575 as honorarium from the government. He gets another Tk 2,000 from his UP. During his five-year-tenure, he would receive around Tk 2.14 lakh. He does not get any other pay and perks.
The Election Commission has passed the buck to the society by making a ridiculous claim that "social instability is one of the major causes" for the widespread violence in the just concluded union parishad polls.
The staggered union parishad elections, the deadliest in the country's electoral history, ended yesterday with four more lives lost in polls violence.
Social instability and rigid stances of union parishad polls candidates were responsible for the election violence, claimed Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad yesterday.