Sylhet City re-polling: Ariful needs 81 votes out of 4,787

Sylhet City re-polling: Incumbent Ariful needs 81 more votes

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Sylhet, Aug 11 – Voting in two centres of Sylhet City Corporation election, in which voting was postponed due to various irregularities on July 30, is underway on Saturday to determine the mayor of the city corporation. The voting started at 8 am and will continue till 4  pm.
The fate of two general councillors of wards 24 and 27 will be also be decided through the fresh voting in the two centres at Gazi Burhanuddin Garam Dewan Government Primary School and Hobinandi Government Primary School.
On August 1, the Election Commission set the date for reelection.
There are 2,221 voters at Gazi Burhanuddin Garam Dewan Government Primary School centre while 2,566 at Hobinandi Government Primary School one.
BNP mayoral candidate Ariful Haque Chowdhury has taken a lead of 4,626 votes in 132 centres out of 134. Ariful bagged 90,496 votes while Awami League’s Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran polled 85,870.
The BNP candidate now needs only 81 votes in the reelection to the postponed centres having a total of 4,787 voters.
The announcement of the results was postponed as the number of votes in the two centres is higher than the difference between the two leading candidates’ tallies.
Meanwhile, fresh voting in 14 more centres is being also held to elect the ward councillor from reserved seat-9 as two candidates bagged an identical number of votes in the polls.

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