BNP candidate boycotted polls
Voting stopped at 12 centers in Amtali upazila of Barguna
Anisur Rahman Swapan
Voting stopped in 12 centers in Amtali upazila of Barguna for filling ballot boxes by ruling AL backed candidate before starting poll.
On other hand BNP backed candidates’ boycotted elections in Amtali and Bamna upazilas of Barguna districts alleging rigging and biasness of EC, administration and police and attacks on their agents by ruling party men at different polling centres.
Engineer Md. Abdullah, Amtali upazila nirbahi officer and assistant returning officer, said after getting allegations about filling ballots prior to start voting and finding unusual number of vote casting, he ordered to postpone voting in 12 centers of the upazila.
Abul Kalam Azad, BNP backed, Salahuddin Ahmed, AL rebel, chairman candidates of Amtali upazila, within 10:00 am announced their decision about boycotting election.
BM Delwar, AL backed chairman candidate of Amtali upazila, denying allegations of rigging by him demanded resuming votes at postponed centers and said rival candidates assuming sure defeat raising those allegations.
On other hand reports received from Bamna upazila of Barguna said Abul Kalam Azad Rana, BNP backed chairman candidate announced his boycotting election at about 11:00 am alleging grabbing of vote centers and filling ballot boxes by AL cadres with the help of local police station officer in charge.
Rafikul Islam, Bamna police station officer in charge, denying allegation said police performing duty neutrally without any biasness and law and order situation peaceful and under control.
Saitul Islam Litu Mridha, AL backed chairman candidate, denying the allegation claimed voting going on free fair and peacefully in Bamna upazila.
Alamgir Hossain, UNO and assistant returning officer Bamna, said he yet not received any allegation and voting going on peacefully.
Edited By: Central Desk