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NCC voting ends, counting underway

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Published: 16:18, 16 January 2022   Update: 19:53, 16 January 2022
NCC voting ends, counting underway

The Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) election has ended with festive mood. Now counting is underway.

The voting started using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at 8:00am in 192 polling centres in 27 wards of the city and continued till 4:00pm without any break.

Voters hope that the main contest will be take place between Awami League candidate Dr Selina Hayat Ivy’s Boat symbol and independent candidate Taimur Alam Khandaker’s Elephant symbol.

Taimur Alam has been expelled from the post of BNP for his contest in the polls, defying the party discipline.

BNP has decided to boycott any polls under the AL tenure, alleging that elections cannot be held in free and fair manner under the present regime.

Both the contenders are hopeful of their victory in the NCC mayoral polls after several weeks of hectic campaigns in a festive atmosphere.

Besides the mayoral candidates, some 180 other candidates -- 148 for 27 councillor posts and 32 women for 9 reserved posts --- are also running the race in the NCC polls.

Ivy was re-elected NCC mayor in 2016, contesting the polls with the Boat symbol. She became the first NCC mayor in 2011, defeating AL heavyweight Shamim Osman.