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AL, BNP mayoral candidates cast votes in Sylhet

  • Published at 10:32 am July 30th, 2018
BNP mayoral candidate votes in Sylhet
Ariful Haque Chowdhury, BNP-backed candidate for Sylhet City Corporation polls, casts his vote at Raynagar Government Primary School on Monday Mahmud Hossain Opu/ Dhaka Tribune

Voting began at 8am on Monday and will continue till 4:00pm    

Awami League and BNP mayoral candidates for the Sylhet City Corporation polls have cast their ballots.  

The voting began at 8am on Monday and will continue till 4pm. 

Awami League-backed Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran cast his vote at Government Pilot High School, around 8:50am; while BNP-backed candidate Ariful Haque Chowdhury cast his vote at Raynagar Government Primary School, around 8:25am. 

Ariful claims that several ballot boxes were stuffed on Sunday night. 

“I have information that a number of ballot boxes, filled with sealed ballot papers, were kept in the presiding officer’s almirah last night (Sunday).”

Refuting the BNP candidate’s claim, Kamran said: “The election is going on in a peaceful environment and with the support local voters showed me, I am confident about my victory.

“However, I am ready to accept any result.”