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Home minister: Gazipur election atmosphere very good

  • Published at 09:49 pm June 24th, 2018
  • Last updated at 09:57 pm June 24th, 2018
File photo of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

The city has a registered voter base of 1,137,737

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said the atmosphere in Gazipur City Corporation ahead of its election was very good.

"Of course, a good atmosphere has been prevailing in the city... Everything is fine... There is no problem. We hope the Election Commission will hold a good election," he said.

The minister came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after the signing ceremony of the Annual Performance Agreement of Public Safety Division at the Secretariat in Dhaka.

The Gazipur city polls will be held on Tuesday. Campaigning will end on Sunday midnight.

A total of 29 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members were deployed in different parts of Gazipur city ahead of the elections on Sunday to maintain law and order along with other law enforcement agencies.

Apart from BGB and police, 58 Rapid Action Battalion teams and 57 mobile and 20 striking forces will also be dispatched during the election.

The election will feature 425 polling centres, of which 337 have been marked “vulnerable,” throughout the city.

At these “vulnerable” centres, 24 law enforcers will be deployed, with 12 armed with firearms and 12 with batons. At others centres, there will be 10 armed guards.

Seven aspirants, Jahangir Alam of Awami League, Hasan Uddin Sarker of BNP, Md Ruhul Amin of Communist Party of Bangladesh, Md Jalal Uddin of Bangladesh Islami Front, Fazlul Haque Minar of Islami Oikkya Jote, Md Nasir Uddin of Islami Andolan Bangladesh and independent candidate Farid Ahmed, are contesting for the mayoral post.

Apart from them, 254 general ward candidates and 84 reserved ward candidates will battle over 57 general wards and 19 reserved wards in the Gazipur city polls.

The city has a registered voter base of 1,137,737.