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NCC polls: Voting underway amid tight security

Balloting for the Narayanganj City Corporation election is underway using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) on Sunday.

The voting started at 8am and will continue till 4pm without any break.

The electioneering officially ended on Friday midnight.

Seven candidates are running for the post of the NCC mayor including ruling party nominee Selina Hayat Ivy and her principal rival Advocate Taimur Alam Khandaker, a veteran BNP who has been contesting as an independent candidate.

Selina Hayat Ivy cast her vote at Deubhog Kalrab polling center around 9:30 am while Taimur cast his vote at Masdair Islamia Fazil Madrasha around 10 am.

Besides, 148 candidates are contesting for 27 ward councilors post while 38 women are contesting for conserved seats for women in the NCC polls.

This time the NCC elections have 517,357 voters – including 257,519 females.

However, there are some 42,418 first-time voters.

Security tightened up

Around 5,000 law enforcing personnel have been deployed for 192 polling centers of NCC election each having 26 members.

Striking joint force of police and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) will immediately take actions if any unfavorable situation arises during the poll, said Mahfuza Akter, returning officer of NCC election on Friday evening.

Source: United News of Bangladesh