Election Commissioner Brig Gen (retd) Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury has ordered to show zero tolerance for any kind of irregularities during the municipality polls in Rangamati’s Baghaichhari.
The new Election Commission comprised of Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda and commissioners Mahbub Talukder, Rafiqul Islam, Kabita Khanam and Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury took oath on February 15.
Election Commissioner Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury met the election officials and the law enforcement agencies at the Baghaichhari upazila complex at 11am Friday to ensure that the first election of this commission is conducted in a free and fair manner.
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Festive look in Baghaichhari ahead of Saturday polls/Dhaka Tribune[/caption]
Rangamati DC Mohammad Manjarul Mannan, Returning Officer Nazimuddin, UNO Tajul Islam, OC Abul Kalam Chowdhury, heads of nine polling centres and members of different law enforcement agencies attended the meeting.
The upazila administration has completed the preparations for the polls. The ballot boxes and other voting materials reached nine polling centres on Friday afternoon.
Awami League-backed Md Jafar Ali, BNP’s Omar Ali and independent candidate Azizur Rahman are vying for the mayoral post.
The total number of voters in Baghaichhari is 10,117, of whom 1,700 are indigenous people. Voting will be held from 8am to 4pm on Saturday.
Additional law enforcers will be deployed in all polling centres. Rapid Action Battalion and Border Guard Bangladesh members will remain on standby to lend support if required.