By-Polls to Dhaka-5, Naogaon-6 Begins

The two parliamentary by-elections-Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 started today.

The elections began at 9 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m. without any interference by electronic voting machines (EVMs).

In the Dhaka-5 constituency, six MP candidates, including Md Kazi Monirul Islam nominated by AL and Salauddin Ahmed nominated by BNP, are in the electoral race, according to UNB.

The other four contenders are Mir Abdus Sabir of the Jatiya Party, HM Ibrahim Bhuiyan of the Gano Front, Md Arifur Rahman of the NPP and Md Ansar Hossain Sikdar of the Bangladesh Congress.

A total of 4,71,129 voters-2,41,464 men and 2,29665 women-are required to exercise their voting rights under 187 polling stations in the parliamentary seat consisting of 14 offices (48-50, 60-70) of the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) in Demra and Motijheel police stations.

In the Naogaon-6 District, there are three MP contestants – Md Anwar Hossain (Helal) of AL, Sheikh Md Rezaul Islam of BNP and Md Khandkar Intekhab Alam of NPP – in the elections.

A total of 3,06,725 voters - 1,53,758 men and 1,52,967 women - are expected to vote under 104 polling stations in the constituency comprised of Raninagar and Atrai upazilas.

The Dhaka-5 became vacant following the death of Awami League MP Habibur Rahman Mollah on May 6 and Nagaon-6 following the death of AL MP Israfil Alam on July 27.

On September 03 last, the Election Commission announced the by-election schedules for the two parliamentary constituencies.

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