AL candidate Jahangir well set for victory in Gazipur polls

AL candidate Jahangir well set for victory in Gazipur polls

Dhaka, June 27 (JustNews) : Awami League mayoral candidate Jahangir Alam is well set for victory in much-talked about Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) election.

Jahangir bagged 163,042 votes in 142 centres while BNP mayoral contestant Hasan Uddin Sarker polled 72,006, unofficial results.

Earlier, voting in the GCC election was held amid BNP's various allegations of irregularities and vote fraud at many polling stations.

The ruling party and its mayoral candidate rejected the allegations claiming that the balloting was largely fair. They said that BNP brought the allegations to make the polls controversial.

The voting was suspended in seven polling centres, including Khartoil Mansur Ali Adarsha School, West JoydebpurMadinatulUlumMadrasah, Bhogra Government Primary School and DaffodilKindergarten-2, due to violence and capturing of polling stations and giving fake votes, Gazipur deputy commissioner Dewan Mohammad Humayun Kabir said.

The polling that began at 8am ended at 4pm without any break at 425 polling stations.

The turnout of voters was said to be around 50 per cent.

Earlier, in the day, BNP mayoral candidate Hasan Uddin Sarker urged the Election Commission (EC) to stop voting immediately citing irregularities in voting. He came up with the demand at a press conference in Gazipur.

"They (AL men) captured over 100 centres since the morning after driving out my polling agents and established full control over all the polling stations by 1pm," the BNP mayoral candidate said.