Voting underway in Chattogram by-election
January 13th, 2020 at 12:32 pm
Voting underway in Chattogram by-election

Dhaka – People are seen gathered on long queues in front of polling stations as voting to a Chattogram parliamentary constitution began in the Monday morning.

The election commission arranged the by-election to the Chattogram-8 constituency as the parliamentary seat fell vacant after the death of local lawmaker Moinuddin Khan Badal in November, 2019.

Electronic voting machines (are being used as voting started at 9am. The casting of vote will be continued until 5pm without any break.

Major political parties including ruling Awami League (AL) and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)fielded candidates for the by-polls in the south-eastern constituency, where 475,996 voters are eligible to cast votes.

The contest is likely to be confined between the AL’s Moslem Uddin Ahmed and BNP’s Abu Sufian, according to the local residents.

Chairman of Bangladesh Nationalist Front (BNF) SM Abul Kalam Azad, Islamic Front Bangladesh’s Syed Mohammad Farid Uddin, National Awami Party’s Bapon Dasgupta and independent candidate Mohammad Emdadul Haque are the other contestants.

Moinuddin Khan Badal was elected lawmaker from Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), an ally of the AL, in the 2018 election. He died in a hospital in an Indian hospital on November 7, 2019.

Bangladesh parliament has 300 seats, where people elected their representatives through direct votes. There are also 50 seats reserved for the women being elected by indirect votes.

newsnextbd.com/n


Latest News

More Stories

Top UN court’s decision next week on ‘genocide’ on Rohingya by Myanmar military

Top UN court’s decision next week on ‘genocide’ on Rohingya by Myanmar military


Hasina asks envoys to take care of Bangladeshi workers in the Middle East

Hasina asks envoys to take care of Bangladeshi workers in the Middle East


Protest after court clears way to hold Dhaka’s mayoral polls

Protest after court clears way to hold Dhaka’s mayoral polls


Bangladesh’s top court upholds death penalty for former minister over 1971 war crimes

Bangladesh’s top court upholds death penalty for former minister over 1971 war crimes


Fog: two killed in ferry accident, flights suspended for 6 hours in Bangladesh

Fog: two killed in ferry accident, flights suspended for 6 hours in Bangladesh


Hasina reaches Abu Dhabi to attend sustainable development gathering

Hasina reaches Abu Dhabi to attend sustainable development gathering


Bangladesh opens countdown to founding father’s birth centenary celebration

Bangladesh opens countdown to founding father’s birth centenary celebration


Bangladesh to begin countdown for Bangabandhu’s birth centenary celebration

Bangladesh to begin countdown for Bangabandhu’s birth centenary celebration


Rape suspect remanded in custody

Rape suspect remanded in custody


Product diversity key to boost textile export, says Hasina

Product diversity key to boost textile export, says Hasina