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DHAKA: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rakibuddin Ahmed said that elections to Dhaka South, North and Chittagong City Corporations were held among great fanfare and participation of voters.
He said barring a few incidents the election was held peacefully.
The CEC was talking to newsmen at the Election Commission’s (EC) Media Center today.
He said that a huge number of security personnel were deployed during the election and in many cases their prompt intervention stopped the situation from deteriorating.
The CEC said “I and my colleagues inspected many of the centers and talked to voters and polling agents. They did not make any complaints regarding the election. Nobody even made any complaints regarding hindrance in coming to the voting centers.”
He said that organizing election in three city corporations was a huge task. He also said that voting was stopped in three centers in Dhaka South. The centers were: Kamalapur Railway Sher-e-Bangla High School, Shyampur Ashraf Mashtar High School and Shuritola Primary School in the old town.
He said action would be taken against those involved with the disruption at the polls after proper investigation.
Besides, he informed that voting was interrupted in a number of centers which were promptly quelled by the law enforcing agencies.
He congratulated all concerned for successfully completing the election.
He appealed to all involved with the election to accept the results of the poll and ensure democratic progress.
Replying to a question regarding the boycott of polls by BNP, he said he had not received any such request. “It is their personal problem”, he added.
“We have taken into cognizance the complaints of those who have complained,” he said.
“This election is not a party-based one, it is a candidate-based election,” he added