NCC Polls: Voting ends, counting underway ...

NCC Polls: Voting ends, counting underway 

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:03 PM, 16 January 2022   Updated: 05:05 PM, 16 January 2022

NCC Polls: Voting ends, counting underway; Photo: Collected

NCC Polls: Voting ends, counting underway; Photo: Collected

Voting in the Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) election concluded this afternoon. Now, counting is in progress. Voting started at 8 am and was continued till 4 pm. Voter turnout was low at the beginning but increased as the day progressed.

No such unpleasant incidents have been reported nowhere in this election. Voting has been completed smoothly.

After visiting the center, Narayanganj Deputy Commissioner Mostain Billah said that the voting was held in a free and fair environment. Candidates had agents in each polling station. The presence of women voters was high compared to male voters. No mayoral or councilor candidate has made a written or verbal complaint about the vote.

There are 5,17,357 voters in the city corporation. Of them, 2,59, 646 are male voters and 2,57,511 are women. In addition, there are four third-gender voters. There were 187 polling stations and 1,301 polling booths. Of these, there were 25 makeshift polling stations.

In this election, 7 candidates are contesting for the mayoral post and 146 for general councilor posts and 34 candidates are contesting for the post of reserved women councilor.

There were 30 magistrates in control of law and order in the election. Each center had at least 4 to 5 law enforcement teams; Each team has 4 to 5 policemen and 20 to 22 Ansar members.

The mayoral candidates are Awami League's Selina Hayat Ivy (Boat), Independent candidate Taimur Alam Khandaker (Elephant), Khilafate Majlish's ABM Sirajul Mamun (Wall Clock), Islamic Movement's Maulana Md. Masum Billah (fan), Independent Candidate Md. Kamrul Islam (horse),  Khilaphate Andolon's Md. Jasim Uddin (banyan tree) and Kallyan Party candidate Rashed Ferdous (watch).