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NCC polls: long queues, peace voting underway

NARAYANGANJ, Dec 22, 2016 (BSS)-Peaceful balloting amid long queues voters at the polling centres is underway in the election to Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) that began at 8am today.

Despite the voting being held with political party symbols for the first time, no reports of untoward incidents in the election were received till 12 noon.

While visiting several poling centers, BSS correspondents found voters of all ages waiting in long queues to exercise their right to franchise.

"I'm very happy as I would be able to vote my favourite mayoral candidate as well as councilor candidate amid festivity," said Sadia Khatun, 65, who was waiting for ballot papers at Jamtola Centre.

The elderly woman, along with her grandson Abir, 19, came to polling centre early morning. Talking to reporters, an elated Abir said, "This is the first time I will vote today . . . It's an exceptional feeling indeed."

According the Election Commission (EC), nearly 70 thousand new voters were enrolled in the NCC voters' list this time.

Selim Khan, a 45-year-old tailor at Siddhirganj, said he has not seen such a fair and peaceful voting since 1981.

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

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)