If there is any irregularity in Mymensingh city election, polling will be stopped: EC Alamgir Mymensingh City Election
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If there is any irregularity in Mymensingh city election, polling will be stopped: EC Alamgir

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 29 Feb 2024, 08:06 am

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 29 February 2024: Election Commissioner (EC) Mohammad Alamgir said that in case of irregularities in any center in Mymensingh City Corporation election, the polling of that center will be stopped immediately.

He said this in response to the questions of the journalists after exchanging views with the returning officers, law enforcement forces and election related officials in the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner on Wednesday morning.

EC Alamgir said, "An attempt is being made to change the local government election rules. Candidates are encouraged to use the digital platform. In the future, a law will be made to digitalize all the election activities including submission of nomination papers by canceling the analog system." Later, Election Commissioner Mohammad Alamgir interacted with the mayoral and councilor candidates participating in the city corporation election at the Town Hall Tarek Smriti Auditorium. He answered various questions of the candidates.

Referring to the complaints of the candidates, the Election Commissioner said, "Irregularities in EVMs are absolutely impossible, it is a matter of science. There is no chance of one person's vote going to another person's symbol. If that were the case, other candidates, including the Jatiya Party, would not have won in the previous elections."

The total number of voters in the Mymensingh City Corporation election is three lakh 36 thousand 496 people. Among them, 1 lakh 63 thousand 832 men and 1 lakh 72 thousand 655 women. Besides, there are 9 voters of the third gender. Voting will be held in 128 polling stations of the city on March 9 in Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

In addition to five candidates for the post of mayor, there are 69 candidates for the post of general councilor and 11 reserved women councilors in 33 wards of the city. However, as councilors were elected unopposed in ward number 11 of the city, elections will be held in 32 wards for councilor posts.