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Voting in Gaibandha-3 by-polls underway

27 Jan 2019, 12:01

NTV Online
Elections officials and members of law enforcement agencies take preparation for voting to Gaibandha-3 constituency at Boro Gopalpur Government Primary School premises on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Photo: UNB

Gaibandha: Voting in the by-election to Gaibandha-3 (Sadullapur-Palashbari) constituency began on Sunday morning in a peaceful manner.

The balloting has started at 8 am and will continue till 4 pm, reports the UNB.

However, no untoward incident was reported till filling of this report around 11:00 am.

A total of 4,11,854 voters, of them 2,00,746 male and 2,11,108 female, will cast their votes through 132 voting centres with 786 booths in the constituency.

A total of 5 candidates are contesting the 11th parliamentary election to the constituency.

A total 2,500 law enforcers, 20 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh and Rapid Action Battalion each and 1,584 Ansar members have been deployed to maintain law and order of the election.

The parliamentary election to Gaibandha-3 constituency had been postponed due to sudden death of Oikyo Front candidate Dr TIM Fazley Rabbi Chowdhury on December 19 before the last national polls held on December 30.

Then the Election Commission (EC) rescheduled the polls date to the constituency for January 27.