Vote counting of Dhaka-18, Sirajganj-1 by-polls continues
Published : Thursday, 12 November, 2020 at 6:25 PM Count : 142
The counting of votes for Dhaka-18 and Sirajganj-1 constituencies’ by-elections is going on after the casting of votes ended peacefully at 4pm.
People cast their votes in Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in the two constituencies from at 8am to 4pm.
A total of six candidates Mohammad Habib Hasan of Awami League, SM Jahangir Hossain of BNP, Mohammad Nasir Uddin Sarkar of Jatiya Party, Mohammad Omar Faruque of Bangladesh Congress, Kazi Mohammad Shahidullah of Gonofront and Mohammad Mahibbullah Bahar of PDP are in the race in Dhaka-18 seat.
Dhaka-18 constituency fell vacant following the death of Awami League lawmaker Advocate Sahara Khatun while Sirajganj-1 constituency fell vacant following the death of ruling party MP Mohammad Nasim.
Dhaka-18 constituency consists of wards no. 1, 17, and 43 to 54 of Dhaka North City and the airport area. The total number of voters was 5 lakh 77 thousand 188.
The Election Commission set up 1, 353 booths in 217 polling stations in Dhaka-18 constituency.
In Sirajganj-1 constituency Tanvir Shakil Joy of Awami League and Selim Reza of BNP are in the race.
Sirajganj-1 constituency consists of Kazipur, part of Sadar and one municipality and total number of voters was 3 lakh 45 thousand 603. There were 168 voting centers in this constituency.