• Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020
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By-polls end, counting begins

  • Published at 08:33 pm March 21st, 2020
Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) were used in the Khulna city polls last month
File photo of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

A total of six candidates contested in the Dhaka-10 by-polls

Counting of votes has begun as the by-elections to Dhaka-10, Gaibandha-3 and Bagerhat-4 ended at 5pm, Saturday.

The voting began at 9am and continued till 5pm without any break, reports BSS. 

The Election Commission (EC) used Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in Dhaka-10 constituency, while ballot papers were used in other two constituencies. The commission provided hand sanitizers to every voting center aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.

A total of six candidates contested in the Dhaka-10 by-polls. Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin contested the polls from Awami League while Sheikh Rabiul Alam from BNP. 

Other candidates are – Haji Md Shahjahan from Jatiya Party, Nawab Khaza Ali Ahsan Askari from Bangladesh Muslim League, Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury from Bangladesh Congress and Abdur Rahim from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

 There are a total of 3,12,281 voters in Dhaka-10 constituency while the number of polling centers is 117 with 776 booths.

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