April 16, 2014 10:22 AM BDST Bangla Version
16 Apr 2014   10:21:45 AM   Wednesday BdST E-mail this

UZ polls

Voting underway in Thakurgaon Sadar

District Correspondent

THAKURGAON: Voting in Sadar Upazila of the district is underway amid a peaceful and festive mood.

The voting began at 8:00am on Wednesday and will continue till 4:00pm at a stretch.

One each of Awami League and BNP-back candidates are contesting for the post of chairman while two are vying for vice-chairman post and three for the post of vice-chairman reserved for women.

As many as 3,68,912 voters will exercise their right to franchise in 169 polling centres in a Pourashava and 21 Union Parishad of the upazila.

The administration has identified 49 out of 169 polling centres as `risky` in the upazila.

The election in the upazila was scheduled to hold on March 31.

On March 19, High Court issued an order to suspend the voting to the upazila after a vice-chairman candidate, Alamgir Hossain, filed a writ petition challenging the decision of the authorities concerned to change and add some 28 new polling centres.

Later the Election Commission suspended voting in the upazila on March 30, a day ahead of the fifth phase of the upazila elections following a the court order.

BDST: 1011 HRS APR 16, 2016

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