Secretariat Correspondent: Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said that upazila polls this time were much satisfactory than that of earlier. Though voters turnout was a little lower, but their presence was not absolute few.
He, however, said the turnout would have increased if BNP joined the polls.
The Minister told this at a press conference at his secretariat office on Monday.
He said BNP and Oikya Front are raising questions about the voters’ turnout in the polls.
“But, I think it was satisfactory. The turnout was 41 percent in the second phase upazila polls which was 43 percent in the first phase. I’ve already talked with the Election Commission and they gave me the information,” he added.
risingbd/Dhaka/March 25, 2019/Asad/AKA