The Election Commission has started distributing ballots and relevant election materials today ahead of Narayanganj City Corporation election tomorrow.
A local correspondent reports, the materials were sent to Narayanganj around 11:30am this morning under supervision of local returning officer and law enforcers.
Assistant Returning Officer Tarifuzzaman said the district election office has received the materials which included ballots, stamp pads, marking seals, brush seals, and permanent ink.
The district election office has started distributing the materials to the 174 voting centres across Narayanganj city, the election official said.
Tomorrow, voting will start from 8:00am and continue uninterrupted until 4:00pm across 1,304 voting centres located across the 27 wards in Narayanganj city.
TIGHT SECURITY ALL AROUND
The Election Commission has already listed 137 “risky” voting centres in the city.
Returning Officer Md Nuruzzaman said the Election Commission has planned to cover the entire city in a tight security blanket to avoid any untoward incident during voting.
Today, elite force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) carried out a security drill in Narayanganj city.
For tomorrow, there will be 12 Rab patrol teams on the street, two bomb disposal units and two dog squads on the watch. “Rab will act as the striking force during election.”
Members of elite force Rapid Action Battalion in security drill at Narayanganj city on December 21, 2016 ahead of city corporation elections tomorrow. Photo: Star
WRIT SEEKING STAY ON DISTRICT COUNCIL POLLS DROPPED
A High Court bench today dropped from its cause list a writ petition that sought stay on the polls of Narayanganj district council to be held on December 28.
The bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Abu Taher Md. Saifur Rahman dropped the petition out of list saying the petitioners’ lawyer was late in moving the petition.
Petitioner’s lawyer Eunus Ali Akond told The Daily Star that the bench made the petition out of list as it was not inclined to hear the petition.
He said, he will move the petition before another bench of the High Court next week.
Source: Daily Star, Dhaka, Bangladesh