Jatiyo Party's Mostafa elected as Mayor of Rangpur for second time Rangpur Mayor
Collected Mayor Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa

Jatiyo Party's Mostafa elected as Mayor of Rangpur for second time

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 28 Dec 2022, 11:20 pm

Dhaka, December 28: Jatiya Party candidate Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa has been elected mayor for the second time in Rangpur City Corporation. He got 1 lakh 24 thousand 559 votes more than ruling party candidate and former member of parliament Hosne Ara Lutfa Dalia. His nearest rival, Islami Andolan Bangladeshi candidate Amiruzzaman Piyal got 49 thousand 892 votes in Hatpakha (hand fan) symbol.

On Tuesday (December 27) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, returning officer Abdul Baten announced the election results at Rangpur District Shilpakala Academy Auditorium after voting in EVMs.

According to the announced results, Mustafizar Rahman Mostafa got 1 lakh 46 thousand 798 votes on the plow symbol. His nearest rival was Amiruzzaman Pial of Islami Andolan Bangladesh who got 49 thousand 892 votes in Hatpakha symbol. Independent candidate Latifur Rahman Milon got 33 thousand 883 votes in elephant symbol in the third position. Awami League's candidate Advocate Hosne Ara Lutfa Dalia, who is in the fourth position in the vote margin, got 22 thousand 306 votes in the boat symbol.

In other words, Mostafazir Rahman Mostafa was elected mayor by getting 1 lakh 24 thousand 559 votes more than the ruling Awami League's mayoral candidate. Besides, the candidate of Bangladesh Congress Party Abu Raihan got 10 thousand 549 votes in Dub symbol, Khorsed Alam Khokon of Zaker Party got 5 thousand 809 votes in Rose symbol, Shafiar Rahman of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JASD-INU) got 5 thousand 156 votes in Mashal symbol. Touhidur Rahman Mandal Raju of Khilafat Majlis got 2 thousand 864 votes in wall clock symbol and independent candidate Mehdi Hasan Boni got 2 thousand 679 votes in deer symbol.

The election was surrounded by a six-layer security fence. Members of law and order forces were stationed at the center. A force of 15 per general center and 16 per 86 vulnerable centers is deployed.

This time in Rangpur City, for the first time, voters cast their votes in EVMs in all 229 centers. Voters turned up at the center early in the morning, ignoring the chilly Konkan morning. However, after overcoming the severity of winter, the number of voters in the centers increased as the day progressed. But due to slowness of EVMs, polling is slow.