Iqbal Hossain Tapos, Jatiya Party's mayoral candidate in the Barishal City Corporation (BCC) elections, alleged that ruling party supporters were stopping people from going to polling centres to cast votes
Five people were jailed for casting fake votes and trying to create chaos at various centres during Cumilla City Corporation election today.
With the next parliamentary elections just one and a half years away, fresh debates over using the electronic voting machine in polls have taken the centre stage in the political arena of late.
The High Court today grants bail to a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) who was jailed for two years for carrying an illegal firearm and vote rigging during Union Parishad election in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong.
Voting at five polling centres are suspended due to violence in two districts and 13 BNP chairman candidates boycotted polls in three districts during the fifth phase of union parishad election.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will hold a workers’ rally in Dhaka on May 1 on the occasion of May Day.
Senior BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan alleges that the third phase of union parishad (UP) elections were also marred by “massive vote rigging and irregularities”, like the first and second phases.
The BNP has rejected the results of yesterday's municipal polls, alleging widespread vote-rigging, ballot-stuffing and capture of more than a thousand polling stations by the ruling party men.
Thirty-six municipal mayor candidates of different political parties, including one from the ruling Awami League, pulled out of the electoral race yesterday alleging vote rigging by AL men and use of influence by local administrations.