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Dhaka 10 by-polls: PM casts vote at Dhaka City College centre

  • Published at 10:04 am March 21st, 2020
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina casts her vote in the by-polls to Dhaka-10 constituency at Dhaka City College on Saturday, March 21, 2020 PID

The prime minister cast her vote by using Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at 9:10am on Saturday

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has cast her vote in the by-polls to Dhaka 10 constituency at Dhaka City College centre in the capital. 

The prime minister cast her vote by using the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at the centre in Dhanmondi at 9:10am on Saturday, reports BSS. 

PM's daughter Saima Wazed Hossain was present on the occasion.

The by-elections to Dhaka 10, Gaibandha 3, and Bagerhat 4 constituencies began at 9am and it will continue till 5pm without any break.

The EVMs are being used in Dhaka 10 constituency, while ballot papers are being used in two other constituencies.

Dhaka 10 constituency fell vacant after Awami League lawmaker Barrister Sheikh Fazley Noor Taposh resigned on December 29 to contest the mayoral post in the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) election.

Returning Officer of Dhaka 10 constituency GM Sahtab Uddin said six candidates are contesting the by-polls.

The candidates are Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin from Awami League, Sheikh Rabiul Alam from BNP, 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 PDP.

There are a total of 312,281 voters in Dhaka 10 constituency, while the number of polling centers is 117 with 776 booths.