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644 polling centres designated ‘important’ in Gazipur

  • Published at 12:12 pm December 25th, 2018
File photo of a woman putting her ballot paper in a ballot box after casting her vote Dhaka Tribune

Concurrently, 278 centres have been designated ‘general’

At least 644 Gazipur district voting centres have been designated as “important” by law enforcement agencies; and  278 centres have been marked “general”.

According to information from Gazipur district police and metropolitan police, there are 922 voting centres in five Gazipur constituencies. 

Of those, 403 voting centres are in Gazipur metropolitan area and 519 are in different upazilas and municipalities of the district.

Gazipur District Election Officer Tarifuzzaman told the Dhaka Tribune: “The total number of voters for the five parliamentary seats is 2,416,869.” 

Gazipur 1 (Kaliakair-Gazipur sadar) constituency has 123 centres in Kaliakair municipality and in nine unions of the upazila; and 110 are in Gazipur city. Of these centres, 126 are in the upazila; 78 of the metropolis centres are marked as important, 40 of the upazila centres are marked important, and 32 of the metropolis centres have been designated general centres.

Gazipur 2 (Sadar-Tongi) constituency has 270 voting centres. Of them, 208 are marked important and 62 are labelled general.

Gazipur 3 (Sreepur-Pirojali-Bhawalgarh-Mirzapur) constituency consists of Sreepur municipality, eight unions, and three unions from Gazipur sadar upazila. It contains 169 voting centres. Of them, 116 are marked important and 53 are labelled general.

Gazipur 4 (Kapasia) constituency consists of 11 unions and 119 centres; of them, 64 are marked important and 55 are labelled general.

Gazipur 5 (Kaliganj- Pubail) has 128 polling centres, of which 23 are in Gazipur metropolis, and 105 are in Kaliganj upazila and municipality. Of the centres in the metropolis, 21 are marked important and two as general, while in Kaliganj, 65 have been marked important and 40 as general.

Gazipur Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Golam Sabur said outside the metropolis of Gazipur district, 331 out of 519 centres have been marked important.

Gazipur Metropolitan Police Commissioner YM Belalur Rahman said there are 403 voting centres in the metropolitan area. Of these, 313 centres are labelled important.

Every voting centre, according to their importance, will have members of law enforcement present,  including from: mobile teams, the striking force, the reserve team, RAB, and army personnel. They will join a police and armed Ansar member presence.