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Municipality polls in Ctg tomorrow


Ten municipalities in the district as elsewhere across the country go to polls tomorrow amidst unprecedented security measures.Election Commission (EC) asserted that they have no lapse to present an acceptable and fair election before the nations.The electoral materials already reached at the respective municipalities in Chittagong district yesterday.Chittagong regional election officer of Municipality polls Abdul Baten said officials engaged in electoral process are working relentlessly under the supervision of Election Commission (EC) Secretariat to present an impartial and acceptable election to all.He said one platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) along with Coast Guard have been deployed at each municipality in addition to nearly 7,000 members of law enforcing agencies since last morning (Monday).He also said that with every striking force there will be magistrates in all municipalities and 20 members of Ansars and police will be on duty in each of the important polling centres.Baten said the overall polls atmosphere in the field is excellent and satisfactory till to date as there is no major allegation against flouting of electoral rules and regulations.  Mohammad Hafij Akter, Superintendent of Chittagong District police, said they have taken four tires security measures to ensure law and order on the polling day.According to local EC office, a total of 4,07 215 voters will exercise their right of franchise on the polls while a total of 209 presiding officers, 1,243 assistant presiding officers and 2,468 polling officers will perform their duties during the polls.As many as 55 mayoral candidates, 741 councillors including 125 female (reserved) councilors are contesting in the polls.(BSS)


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