Boat candidate Ripon wins in Gaibandha-5 by-election
Gaibandha-5 (Saghata-Phulchhari) constituency, Awami League nominated candidate. Mahmud Hasan Ripon (Boat) won privately by getting 78 thousand 285 votes. His nearest candidate Jatiya Party nominated advocate HM Golam Shaheed Ranju (Langal) got 44 thousand 752.
Continuous voting through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) took place at 145 centers starting at 8:30 am on Wednesday (January 2). This time too, 1 thousand 242 CC cameras were installed in the centers for close monitoring.
This time four candidates contested the election as an independent candidate withdrew from the election. Other candidates are Alternative Bangladesh candidate Jahangir Alam (Kula) and independent candidate Syed Mahbubar Rahman (Trak). The total number of voters in 17 unions in Saghata-Phulchhari upazila is 3 lakh 39 thousand 743. Among them 1 lakh 70 thousand 160 female voters and 1 lakh 69 thousand 583 male voters. Two upazilas have 145 polling stations and 952 booths.
Besides 21 executive and judicial magistrates, 8 teams of RAB, 5 platoons of BGB, bomb disposal unit, striking force, Ansar and a large number of police were deployed to make the vote fair, acceptable and neutral.
When asked about the security of the police and Ansar members in the polling station as well as the law and order situation and the overall situation, the returning officer and Dhaka regional election officer Faridul Islam said that it is the responsibility of the BGB, RAB mobile team, police mobile team and striking force as well as executive magistrate and judicial magistrate to complete the polling in a peaceful environment. observed
On July 23, Deputy Speaker of the National Parliament. The seat became vacant when Fazle Rabbi Mia died while undergoing treatment at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Later the election commissioner declared the seat vacant. Later, on Wednesday, October 12, when the election was held in a vacant seat, the Election Commission declared the election closed due to irregularities in the voting.