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Re-election at 2 suspended Sylhet city polling centres on Saturday

  • Published at 01:22 am August 11th, 2018
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File photo: Women voters in a queue outside Kadamtali Government Primary School during the Sylhet city polls on Monday, July 30, 2018 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

There are 2,221 voters at Gazi Burhanuddin Garam Dewan Government Primary School centre and 2,566 at Hobinandi Government Primary School

Re-election at two suspended Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) polling stations will be held on Saturday, to decide the fate of the mayor.

The fate of the general councillors of wards 24 and 27 will be also be decided through the fresh voting at the two centres- Gazi Burhanuddin Garam Dewan Government Primary School and Hobinandi Government Primary School, reports UNB.

Tthe Election Commission set the date for re-election on August 1.

There are 2,221 voters at Gazi Burhanuddin Garam Dewan Government Primary School centre and 2,566 at Hobinandi Government Primary School.

BNP mayoral candidate Ariful Haque Chowdhury has taken a lead of 4,626 votes in 132 centres out of 134. Ariful bagged 90,496 votes while Awami League's BadarUddin Ahmed Kamran received 85,870.

The BNP candidate now needs only 81 votes in the re-election.

The announcement of the results was postponed, as the number of votes in the two centres is higher than the difference between the two leading candidates' tallies.

Meanwhile, fresh voting in 14 more centres will be held to elect the ward councillor from reserved seat 9, as two candidates received an identical number of votes in the SCC polls.