DHAKA: The voting in the third phase of upazila parishad elections begins at 81 upazilas in 41 districts of the country on Saturday morning.
People started casting their votes at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm without any break.
Army personnel were deployed from Thursday to keep the law-and-order situation normal in election areas. They will be kept deployed till Sunday.
The polls were scheduled to be held at 83 upazilas but election commission had postponed polls in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur district due to violence and polls in Fenchuganj of Sylhet district due the problem of area demarcation.
Commissioner Abu Hafiz remarked about the deployment of army saying the army personnel have been cooperating poll officials. Their cooperation is playing an important role in holding election in free and fair manner.
The army personnel are discharging their duties as like in the previous elections, he added.
List of 81 upazilas:
Haripur upazila of Thakurgaon district; Dinajpur sadar and Nababganj upazilas of Dinajpur district; Aditmari of Lalmanirhat district; Kurigram sadar, Raumari and Chilmari upazilas of Kurigram district; Gaibandha sadar and Sadullapur of Gaibandha district; Akkelpur upazila of Joypurhat district, Chapainawabganj sadar, Bholahat and Shibganj of Chapainawabganj district; Manda, Porsha and Dhamairhat of Naogaon, Godagari, Charghat and Durgapur upazilas of Rajshahi, Damurhuda of Chuadanga; Monirampur of Jessore district; Lohagara upazila of Narail; Bagerhat sadar, Morelganj, Rampal, Mongla and Sharankhola of Bagerhat district; Paikgachha upazila of Khulna; Kaliganj of Satkhira district, Bhola sadar of Bhola district, Muladi, Hijla and Babuganj of Barisal; Nesarabad of Pirojpur district; Dewanganj of Jamalpur district; Sribardi of Sherpur district; Phulbaria, Gauripur, Muktakachha, Phulpur and Dhobaura upazilas of Mymensingh district; Netrokona sadar and Mohanganj upazilas of Netrokona district; Kishoreganj sadar, Kuliarchar and Hossainpur of Kishoreganj district; Faridpur sadar, Alfadanga, Sadarpur, Charbhadrasan, Bhanga and Madhukhali upazilas of Faridpur district; Tungipara upazila of Gopalganj, Shariatpur sadar and Naria upazilas of Shariatpur district; Jamalganj of Sunamganj district; Dakshin Surma upazila of Sylhet district; Baralekha upazila of Moulvibazar district; Dhanbari and Delduar upazilas of Tangail district; Nangalkot, Homna, Burichang, Chauddagram, Brahmanpara and Titas upazilas of Comilla district; Kachua and Hajiganj of Chandpur district; Senbagh of Noakhali district, Kamalnagar of Lakshmipur district; Chandnaish and Sitakunda of Chittagong district; Barkal, Baghaichhari and Kaukhali upazilas of Rangamati district; Ghior upazila of Manikganj district; Nabinagar upazila of Barhmanbaria; Daganbhuiyan of Feni district and Bandarban sadar and Ali Kadam upazilas of Bandarban district.
BDST: 0802 HRS, MAR 15, 2014
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