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6 contesting in Dhaka 10 by-polls

  • Published at 09:17 pm February 29th, 2020
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File photo: A polling officer assists a voter to sign up for biometric features at the Dhaka Residential Model School & College on Sunday; December 30, 2018 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) will be used instead of traditional ballot papers in the by-polls

A total of six candidates, including Awami League’s Md Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin) and BNP’s Sheikh Robiul Alam, will contest the Dhaka 10 parliamentary by-election slated for March 21.

“No candidate withdrew his candidacy by Saturday, the last date for withdrawal of nomination. So, six contestants including that of Awami League, BNP and Jatiya Party, will contest this by-polls,” said Returning Officer GM Sahatab Uddin.

Electoral symbols will officially be allotted to candidates at 11am today (Sunday) at the Electoral Training Centre (ETI) Bhaban in the city’s Agargaon area and then the contestants can start their campaign, he said.

Four other candidates are – Jatiya Party’s Hazi Md Shahjahan, Bangladesh Muslim League’s Nabab Khawza Ali Hasan Askari, Bangladesh Congress’s Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury and PDP’s Abdur Rahim, reports UNB.

Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) will be used instead of traditional ballot papers in the by-polls.

On February 6, the Election Commission announced the schedule for Dhaka-10 and two other constituencies – Gaibandha-3 and Bagerhat-4 fixing March 21 for balloting.

Dhaka-10 constituency fell vacant after ruling party MP Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh resigned on December 29 to contest the Dhaka South City Corporation mayoral election.